There appears to be an ongoing battle in my apartment between my projects. It was pointed out quite accurately in the comments of an earlier post that I might need to get myself some more needles so that I don't have to continue stealing them from other projects. I tend to have this problem with size 6 and 7 needles specifically (they're the ones I use most often.)
Things were going well. I stole my 7's from my brother's blanket to knit the wrist warmers, then stole them from that ill-fated project before it was finished to knit a neckwarmer. As soon as that was finished I knit the Turtle Shell Hat and then they were slid nicely back into the blanket as if nothing had happened.
Then I picked up my 6's. I cast on a pair of Clepsydra mittens after seeing Margene's beautifully knit pair.
I finished one mitten (minus a thumb) in just a few days and then horror struck.
During my usual spell of "Second Mitten Syndrome", an innocent little thing crept in a snatched up the needles.
I know it looks like a regular ball of beautiful Malabrigo Sock, but it's much more vicious than you might imagine. This yarn is sneaky. It quickly cast itself onto the needles and began to grow...
I don't know how it happened. Really, this is a very controlling ball of wool. The last time the mitten tried to get the needles back it got, well, attacked.
I don't think this shawl is going to let the needles out of its grasp until it's finished. The mitten is ok, but it does have a few puncture wounds from battle.