I have no idea where these knitting needles came from.
I had been oggling Ysolda Teague’s Peaks Island Hood pattern for weeks (actually I’ve been oggling most of Ysolda’s patterns for weeks) and finally caved and bought it. Three of the projects I’ve been working on lately have been sweaters and I needed some instant gratification (well, not instant, but instant-er than a month).
After waiting impatiently for the file to download (three of the longest seconds of my life), I opened it up and read through what I needed. At first I was going to splurge and buy some of the Green Mountain Spinnery yarn that she used, but then I realized that I don’t really need a $52 scarf. I might buy some anyway though, that stuff looks delicious.
I dug around my stash and found some Lion Brand Wool-Ease that I had bought during a yarn sale (because it’s so expensive to begin with) because it was pretty. The color is called seafoam, and it just screamed at me to be made into this scarf/hood. I took another look at the pattern. US size 10 needles. I was positive I didn’t have any in that size. My knitting needle collection is pretty sparse. I hadn’t really started knitting until recently so I pretty much just have single pairs of needles that I grabbed off the shelf because they looked about right. I decided to take a look anyway so I could pick up a few other sizes I might need for the upcoming projects in my queue.
And somehow there, sticking out the side of my knitting basket, was a pair of size 10.5s.
I’M SO CONFUSED.
When it comes to sewing stuff I have so much it’s hard to keep track of and I’m always running into things I had forgotten I owned, but not so with the knitting stuffs.
Anyway, I’m not really asking questions. I decided that 10.5 is close enough to 10 so I cast on and now I’m about five inches into the 27 inches of seed stitch. (The above photo was taken about 25 rows ago.) Yay for happy mindless knitting!
In other news, I posted some Jayne Cobb hats in my etsy store. Feel free to check them out and, you know, buy one. 🙂