Step 1: print out handy-dandy list of knitting needles and crochet hooks already input in Ravelry.
Step 2: resist urge to procrastinate with data (SCATTER PLOT!)
Step 4: attempt to find the listed equipment anywhere in my house.
|for funsies wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee|
After the first pass, there are four pairs of needles that I have no idea where they are AND four pairs of needles that I actually need to add to Ravelry for a full account of the facts.
The labelled resealable bags are leftovers from my old system of organization. Notice that there are no bags for needles sized smaller than US5 -- at that time, I didn't own any AND I didn't anticipate falling in love with finer yarn and lace knitting!
All the straight needles in my collection were added prior to 2006, I believe. Why stop buying straight needles? Several reasons:
- they only work for flat knitting, which limits their reuse
- projects get heavier as they go along, and it's easier on the joints to keep the bulk of a project centralized (on a cable, for example) rather than side-to-side shifting
- I drop things. A lot. Drop a needle attached to a cable, it goes nowhere! Drop a straight needle--
CLANG clink clink click-click-click roll.