It’s raining, so I decided not to make the dry run to Borders.
I finished a giftknit last night, and tried casting on with the second skein of yarn I now didn’t need. I tried a stitch and totally failed to execute it, and ended up frogging. This morning I decided to try Brioche Stitch. I’m about ten rows in and the pattern is beginning to take shape…and my needle SNAPPED during a k2tog.
Guess what size? Yes, it was a 7. On top of that, it was one of the pair of Very Nice Needles I got from The Black Purl in Wausau, which used to be 30 minutes away but is now about a 3+ hour drive. The only other pair of 7s I have is too short for this project, and it’s bamboo. I don’t want to kill any more trees to learn this stitch.
I have aluminum 6s. I have aluminum 8s. And if I want to use either of them for this “mindless knitting” project I will have to frog and start over.
At least I have one wooden needle with a very sharp jagged end should I need to STAB somebody.
Any nominations for Mindless Knitting projects I can do while I’m waiting on someone else’s medical test results? (You can pray while you think up patterns. Please. Do.)