Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Resistant to Change

I tried. Really. I did.

I bought the new KnitPicks Options circular needle. I was anxious to use the pointier point. I started my new Swallowtail Shawl. Well you know that beginning is a little odd: provisionally cast on 2 stitches, knit a little, pick up three, release provisional ones.....a tad fiddly to say the least!

My first beginning wasn't great. OK. It's fiddly on any needle. So I got out the bamboo dpns. Shorter and more managable for this beginning. I switched over to the Options and immediately dropped a stitch, probably a yarnover, fixed it, and dropped another. Also the shiny silver of the needle points seemed to obscure or reflect the stitches. [could have been that super bright light I need!].

So I caved and pulled out my trusty bamboo circular. The one with the irritating loopy cable. Maybe once I get past the Budding Lace chart which makes up the body of the shawl, I'll be able to switch back. I know those pointy tips would be great for the nupps ahead.

"What we call 'progress' is the exchange of one nuisance for another."
Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

1 comment:

Mary said...

I really like that quote! How true.

The KnitPicks needles were made for nupps! (Be careful not to stab yourself with 'em like a certain knitter you know.)