you guys are so great.
thanks for all the support and kind words!
hey guess what i remembered! when i went to go get my DPNs the other day, in the discount bin at this particular LYS was this:
a hank of Rowan Summer Tweed for $3!!!!! Anyway, I got it, of course, and it has just the right amount of yardage for me to make the men's fingerless gloves from Last Minute Knitted Gifts!!! YAY!!!!!!
I say this now because I didn't remember it until I went to a different LYS today and picked up size 8 shorter DPNs because I knew there was SOMETHING i needed 8s for, and that's what it was. so now i get to try 2x2 ribbing and the shorter needles too!