So here I am. All geared up to start the Renaissance Poncho. Jane suggested we use a size 9 needle because we want it larger than the sample. She also suggested we cast on with a bigger needle, therefore a size 10. (Yes, I do the high math.)
Considering that I must have accumulated every needle size created in many different makes and models, it did not occur to me that I wouldn’t have the needles I needed when I needed them. Foolish I know.
First off, I did find the size 9 24″. That’s good you may say. Well, yes and no. I needed Size 10 16″ circular to start. Can I find those? No, of course not. I have a feeling I lent those out. Scrounge through all the different organizational places for needles. No size 10 16″. Okkkkk. I remembered that you don’t join in the round right off. Well then. Found #10 signature straights. Cool, I like those. No size #9 16″ circulars. Hmmmm, dpn’s! I have size 9 dpns.
That’s the long preamble to getting it all together to start. Is it nap time yet?
Phew, I'm almost too tired to knit after that! Good thing you have ready access to needles, that is Knitting Needles.