My life would be so much easier if I could get my little hands on set of size 6 dpns at a moment's notice. There have been so many times when I find myself mid-project, nearing the final lap when I'm brought up short by a distinct lack of knitting needles. I have no other explanation than an apparent Black Hole of knitting equipment that has manifested itself in my knitting cupboard.
I've been knitting for years now and a size 6 needle is by FAR my most utilized size, but time and again I find myself scrounging the bottom of my needle bag trying in vain to locate a size 6 needle. If I were one to have a lot of UFOs lying around occupying sets of needles I could understand it. But even taking that into consideration I still can never find a size 6 when I need it! I have a set of dpns that I just bought sitting in an unfinished pair of Fetching right now, but I bought those needles a month ago. Where have all the other sets gone? I'm sure there must be more around here.
I could live with this Knitting Impairment just fine if getting yet another set of size 6 dpns would be as simple as making a trip to Target. It's not like I have to hook up the sled dogs and cross the Yukon, but it involves a small drive to another town or a trip into the city to get to the nearest yarn shop.
I never get my cat groomed. I really don't need more than one coffee shop at a time. I don't know how our town can keep so many mortgage places in business. We have a tattoo parlor and no less than three Subway shops. There are two or three manicure places within a block of each other. I have no idea why our little town can't keep one yarn shop in business. How frustrating.
Now, if our town had a yarn shop with a drive-through window, curb-side yarn winding, and also sold bread and milk--I'm sure that THEN we'd have a boom business on our hand. I'm sure they'd do well enough just selling me size 6 double pointed needles every week.
And, P--honey?, I have a birthday coming up, as you know, and I think that a couple of sets of Clover's lovely bamboo double pointed knitting needles would be just the thing. I could use them in a size 6.