Saturday, August 9, 2008

Am I The Only One?

Am I the only knitter with "half" pairs of needles? I decided to get my needles somewhat organized this afternoon so that I could semi-accurately complete my needle inventory on Ravelry. I know that it is only semi-accurate because I didn't feel like digging through the WIP/UFO pile to figure out which needles might have "gone native" while living in a bag of some sort, hanging out with unkempt patterns and wild yarn...
However, I am quite certain that that does not account for all of the single needles that I seem to own. Are pairs of needles like pairs of commercially made socks in the clothes dryer? You put them into your needle container, but they never come back out again, or they only re-emerge once you've already purchased a replacement pair, which might explain why I have 3 and a half pairs of 14 inch 4.5 mm needles!

3 comments:

km said...

I have a lot of 1/2 sets. But, those are from my Gram and I can't ask what happened to the other needle. I think it's great thought...that I can still use 2 different needles and get even knitting. Not so much the same with wearing 2 different socks. =0)

Alison said...

I'm the same as the previous commenter. My gran gave me all her needles when she stopped knitting, a few years before she died. She basically had a drawer full of needles and I packed them all up and brought them over on one of my last trips before she dies. Anyway, I have tons of half pairs, so I bundled them all up by size, and now if I use straights, I just take the two that look most alike!

Channon said...

I only have one half set that I know of... The remaining #6 Bryspun, the mate to the one Sissy ate...