Frustrations Galore

Well, kind of a frustrating day yesterday. I went over to the garment district to get ribbon for the Maggie sweater but my favorite place, M&J Trimming didn’t have the right color and so just in case, they sold me a thin strip of suede, which might be cute but upon getting it home, I decided it was much too bright. Another place had the perfect color, but the width was too wide. What to do now?

On the way home I was passing by School Products and so of course I had to stop in. I decided to join the circular needle brigade since I keep poking people at the SnB, so I bought 2 Addi Turbos in size 3 and 5. I only own bigger circulars so far. I knew I needed a 3 for the Surf sweater too. But OK, here’s my gripe with circulars. There are so many lengths, and you end up needing all different ones. I bought a 3 but it’s way too long for the collar, so now I need to exchange it, and if I ever want to do a full size garment on one, I’ll need a longer one again. I hate that. Anyway, aside from needing 12 pairs of one size, the Addi Turbos rock. I love the feel of them.

Later on the frustration scale, I decided to pick up the Breeze camisole and continue that on the Turbos, but something got screwed up in my stitches, and Kid Silk Haze is really hard to frog, so the yarn ripped and I’m left with this 2 1/2 inch span of knitted yarn that I will have to frog at some point (there were a couple of loose stitches I didn’t like) and start all over from the beginning. Which is really tedious. So I dropped that for a while and started working on the Stars and Stripes cushion that you get for being a member of Rowan International (what is up with their site? It’s down….). At least it’s a good little interim project and it’s coming out really nice. I took it on the F train last night and knit to and from the housewarming party I attended. I think I recruited a couple of new knitters to SnB, too.

Today my plans fell through so it’s just knit, and exercise. Boy, I’m chatty today.

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