So here I sit, starting to swatch for Maude. I'm actually doing a real swatch, as I love this shirt and want it to fit when I'm done! The pattern is from the UK and so it calls for 3mm & 3.75mm needles in two lengths. The only thing I have is US 5 & US 6 i the right length. I'm swatching on my Sz 3 Addis. Measuring the way I normally swatch I'm at 8+ SPI vs the 9 required. I still need to knit another inch and bind off, though, so with more ribbing I think this will go down, which will push me up to a Sz 4, which I don't have. Now my dilemma. I am going to need to buy needles, regardless. SOOOOOOO, should I spend $19 + shipping to buy 3 sets of Bryspun needles (I really love these needles!) or should I bite the bullet and buy a set of options! I haven't actually used options, but everyone seems to like them. And, the whole "18 sets of needles" for $60 is quite compelling. With 4 cords, it also means I can start both Maude and Picovoli without buying 'more' needles. Normally, for $40 difference, it'd be a no brainer, but I have been spending money like no bodies business these days! I need to block Etsy, as I have bought over $100 worth of stuff in a week or so. I just bought Jake's leather notebook. I also bought my big piece of Art on Friday night, which wasn't cheap, either. Yes, I have tax return and work bonus money burning a hole in my pocket, and I'd rather not spend it all in 10 days! Yikes! What should I do?!?! Anyone totally love or totally hate their Options set that wants to weigh in with an opinion? I decided, at a minimum, I'm going to sleep on it and wait until Thursday when I get my PRGE pal, in case I need something from KnitPicks for them. Who am I kidding. . .. I'm gonna end up buying them. . . someone. . . talk me out of it!
I did finish Sheldon but I forgot to snap a picture before he got sent off to Michigan. Hopefully Tricia will send me a picture of Sheldon & Addi when he arrives. I believe he will quickly be renamed 'yaya' as Addi is apparently fond of only saying 'papa' and 'yaya' :) I finished my felted bag too, but I don't like the proportion so it's going in the donation pile. Jake wants to know why I've started something else (Maude) when his socks aren't done (sock #1 is fully finished, waiting to cast on #2) but I seriously need a break from that for a few days to psych myself up for another never ending sock!