wool&gathering

Knitting, design, wool and other gatherings….

more knitting needles please…

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I´m not a stranger to knitting multiple projects at the same time, but now I think I´ve reached my limits, ..at least the limits to the number of knitting needles “stuck” in a project at the same time! I have several knitting needles in each size, and when I´m out of any of the sizes I know it´s time… And oops! -there went the mittens project, and that hat was a wonderful idea …2 years ago! So I was able to cast on for the “Laneway“. But if any other interesting designs turns up that uses the needle size 3,5 mm (US 4) I´ll have to finish one of my projects. …or buy some new needles, there´s always that option :)

So now I´m alternating knitting on my “Gerda´s Cardigan” and my “Laneway” (see previous post). I love them both! I think I´ll finish the Laneway first, simply because I need it to be finished first. Also, I know I´ll be needing the needles for another upcoming project. La Maison Rililie will be publishing a pattern for this great sweater soon, and I´m ready! (well, soon anyway….)

I have plenty of yarn in my stash for this sort of project, and all I have to do is decide on one of the alternatives, or two…

They are all a mix of Holst Supersoft / Samarkand, Garnudsalg.dk Blackhill Højlandsuld / Uld Silke and Malsen og Mor Shetland Soft.

Author: woolandgathering

I´m a dedicated knitter. I share my house with an unknown amount of wool. My kind of wool seems to multiply like quicksilver, -drop a skein to the floor and you get 10 in return….. (well… get is maybe an exaggeration….) So I keep on knitting to try to get on top of it, enjoying the process, the texture of the yarn and the endless possibilities in creating new garments.

6 thoughts on “more knitting needles please…

  1. Sounds like you need a set of interchangeable needles. :P I do the same thing, so I have cords in everything and the tips float around.

  2. I learned early on that I needed lots of knitting needles. :)

    • I agree, and I´ve also learned that knitting needles needs to be changed from time to time. It´s possible to wear them out! I´m in the process of changing my old alu-needles into more modern ones. Maybe I´ve just been more keen on throwing out than buying new ones? In addition I find it hard to decide which needles to buy, ..there are so many different on the marked…! I recently bought carbon-needles, and they were wonderful, but they broke easily. I think they should last a bit longer than 2 projects!

  3. I feel your pain! I never know whether to buy more needles/cables, or get off my lazy backside and finish a few projects.

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