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So, I was cruising along on the awesome “Bombshell” pattern from Big Girl Knits, with only some minor… um… modifications. (Roughly translated, I was working at a very slightly different gauge, and I miscounted where I was on the increases and did fewer than called for) In spite of these modifications, it was going to work out fine. Sort of. Then I decided to try it on (Ah, the wonders of the top-down raglan!). Yeah… not so much. Just not quite… right. So, I frogged it all and will be starting over on smaller needles.

Speaking of needles, have you seen these: KnitPicks Options Needles? I am drooling over them. I reeeeeeally want to order them, but I’ve decided I’m going to wait for at least a little while before I do. Of course, the fact that KnitPicks has gotten so swamped with orders for them that they are looking at a 1-2 week delay on shipping them has helped me make that decision. =) I really hope that they are what they look like – an interchangeable equivalent of Addis. If that is true… Anyway, if I wait until after the 1st, I can safely order yarn without blowing the YFC.

7 comments to *Sigh*

  • LaBean

    I want to try those needles too! Being short of cash is a great way to avoid temptation! I agree, they look like an interchangeable answer to Addis! All I really wanna know is.. do they come in a 2.25mm circumference? If they do? they’re mine for Xmas!

  • Rebekah

    I saw those needles, I’m looking forward to hearing reviews from people that have tried them. I’m pretty hard core on my Addi’s, I just love them, maybe this will be a viable alternative.

  • Sherry W

    I want them, and I don’t really need them. Urgh.

  • aija

    I am ogling the dpns over there… 🙂

  • Heather Z

    Bought them, LOVE them so far…even more then addis if you can believe it. I wrote up a little thing on my blog if you want to check it out.


  • GretchenX

    I’m really REALLY torn on those – I decided to give up my KnitPicks boycott and get the Boye NeedleMaster set, but I’m still eyeing theirs as well.

    I just wish they had more cord length options!!!

  • Pyewacket

    Gyaahhhh, why did I click on that link?! Must.. quell… needle… lust…