How could it be that with all these needles and hooks I have I still find I often do not have exactly what I need for a project? I have to admit with yarn and needles I am a bit of a snob. I like my needles pointy, really, really, pointy and the Clover Takumi size 9's I have were just not cutting it. I even tried metal needles that I first bought as a beginner knitter. I don't even want to admit to how long ago that was, but lets just say those needles might be antiques now. The metal needles actually hurt my hands, they made my ring fingers hurt on both hands, not sure what that is about.
I actually went to two yarn stores near by and Joann's with no luck at all searching for better needles, so right after Christmas I ordered some from Knit Picks, and they just arrived. Sort of a New Year present just for me. I love my Knit Picks interchangeable's and their other straight needles, so I thought I would give these Caspian needles a go. They are a little sticky at first, I think they need the oil from your hands to get a really smooth flow going with the yarn, but all in all I really like them.
Maybe they will motivate me to get busy on this Hitchhiker Scarf. Yes this is my third one, and I have at least one more that I am going to make. All have been for friends and all have been very easy breezy to stitch up. My problem is that I just can't find the time I need to get busy on this. I am back to reality with my busy work schedule. Actually school started for Little Buddy today so he is back to reality also, and from what I read in his binder he, "had a hard time focusing today in class!" Well my goodness I had a hard time focusing today at work!
This back to reality situation I am not ready for, and I know my little one isn't either, Mr.22 and his girlfriend return to Columbus on Thursday. I have been spoiled as my oldest was home for over two weeks, well actually two and a half now that I think about it. I have enjoyed every minute of his stay, he is maturing and impresses me with how wonderful he is to his youngest brother and his girlfriend, she has been her a week! Yes he still has a way to go, a work in progress as we all are, but he is gaining on the maturity stuff and that is where I want him to be headed. Little Buddy adores him!
So be prepared everyone deep depression is heading Little Buddy's and my way, not even new knitting needles is going to help with this, I just might have to go yarn shopping.