Homegrown Texan

Born and raised in Texas, I've found the home of my heart and soul in the Pacific Northwest. I love trees, cool weather, and rain. I'm a back to basics kind of gal just trying to raise my family and find a bit of time to slow down in this hectic life.

Yesterday I decided I wanted to make winter hats for my boys.  Well, I've known I wanted to for a while, but I finally finished up my project I was working on for my friend Molly's birthday.  Yeah, her birthday was 11/9.  Let's just say the scarf I made her took just a *bit* longer than I expected.  Oh, well..she sews, so she understands.

Anyway, I can do the hats on circular needles alone (as opposed to starting out on double pointed needles (DPNs), my preferred method), but it requires using the "magic loop" method, which I loathe, particularly on small circles.  I'll go ahead and start the first one this way, because I'm a "gotta have it now" kind of girl, but I ordered a full set of DPNs off of eBay so that I won't run into this problem in the future (specifically, on the second hat).

At least, I *thought* I ordered DPNs. Shortly after I made the bid, I checked the auction and DAMN IT if I hadn't ordered the wrong thing.  I can't blame the seller...everything was clearly labeled with proper pictures.  I just had too many tabs open in Firefox and bid from the wrong one.  I don't meet the eBay requirements to retract the bid, and given that there were only a few hours left and I had to leave, I didn't feel it was right to ask the seller to cancel my bid (if this is even possible). I  decided to just wait, hope I lost the auction, and go from there.

Naturally I won the auction.  I wrote the seller, explained what I had done, and asked if she would mind substituting what I *intended* to buy (she sells loads of these, so I didn't figure inventory would be a problem).  I made it clear that I realized this was my mistake and that I was prepared to purchase the needles I ordered if I had to.  Realistically, i would probably have used and enjoyed them, but since I have a set of Denise interchangeable needles, I don't really *need* them.  Thankfully, she was happy to accomodate me, and didn't even charge me extra (I believe the two sets are of similar value, but since I got them off of a lower bid price rather than a higher "buy it now" price,  I wasn't sure what she would do).

Anyway, my set of 10" DPNs size 1-13 are shipping out this morning (they are like these, for my fellow knitting friends).  I can't wait!  I'm so excited, in a totally knitting-geeky kind of way.


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