I’m cruising along with my little Flax Light. (It’s a refreshing change from gigantic sweaters and blankets, but it’s a little sad that it’s so much bigger than the kiddo’s other sweaters… Slow down, little dude!)
I worked up the ribbed hem and bound off the body while watching last week’s episode of The Bachelorette. (Not the show I’m proudest of, but you gotta have something silly to watch from time to time.) The sweater is turning out so cute! I love the little shoulders and the neat little hem. And this color is going to be so flattering on the kid.I still had a half-hour left of my show, so I decided to grab some DPNs and get to work on the sleeves. But horror of horrors, apparently I don’t have any US6 DPNs. I’ve got 3 sets of 5’s, 2 sets of 7’s, and just about any other size I could want, but not a 6 in sight. How does this happen? I’ve been knitting for more than two thirds of my life. Why don’t I have any 6’s?
But, no fear, I can rally. I’m a knitter and knitters are nothing if not resourceful. I pulled out one of my long US6 circulars to start doing magic loop. Sure, I wasn’t a fan of it years ago when I tried it last, but maybe I’ve matured as a knitter. Maybe I’m open to other ways of knitting. Maybe it’s after 9 and JoAnn’s is closed and I have no other choice.Well, I made it about a half an inch before giving up. Good God, magic loop is annoying. The more power to you, if that’s what works for you. I’m glad there are different techniques for different people, but this one is definitely not for me. I don’t know why, but there is something that just drives me up the wall about wrangling that big old cable, and futzing with moving my stitches back and forth. Maybe there’s some “flow” thing that I’m just not getting, but at least for now, nope. Magic loop is definitely not for me.
I guess I’m taking a trip to the craft store this afternoon.
Are there any techniques that you just can’t stand? Have you ever tried something new and “noped” right out of there?