Need More Needles

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The parade of fall designs has begun. Too many new creations using irresistible yarns. And wouldn’t you know it – my needles are nearly all occupied. Time to dig through the UFO bins . . . again!

I can’t believe how many unfinished projects I have.  It’s embarrassing; won’t even give you a number.  But when I started to grab a new needle from the store shelf to start an awesome sweater design featured in the Fall Interweave Knits magazine (because my needle package that should have held it was empty), I caught myself.  “No Anne, finish one of the sweaters you’ve got partly done.”  A hard thing to muster in this heat, no less.  OK, discipline.  But which sweater?  Yes, I have more than several.  So I made a well thought out, strategic decision – I chose the project bag I’d most like to look at for the next few weeks.  A lovely tote from Slipped Stitch Studios with adorable puffy sheep all over it.  Most important, though, is what’s inside.  My Hadley.  Scrumptious cream colored Arranmore with a simple colorwork design on the sleeves and yoke in pink, blue yellow and green.  Size 8 needles.  And two sleeves complete.  Sweet!  OK, Anne, you can do this.  Just keep knitting, just keep knitting, just keep knitting, . . .

 

 

What will I use those needles for next?  Check out the Angelina Pullover.  A very feminine pullover with a cabled pattern around the yoke, and a stylish curved hemline.  And get this – 14 inches of positive ease.  Whaaaat!  I’m going to use the new Sterling from Swan’s Island in a stunning autumn pumpkin shade.  Perfect!  Just gotta get going on Hadley.  Size 8 needles, here I come.

 

 

The thought never occurred to me to finish another partially knit project before casting on.  I guess until I need needles again.  Ha!

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