No, this is not a length of yarny intestine. It's a 60" circular needle, with my Butterflies scarf in progress. Sexy, no?
There are 583 stitches in every round. I'll wait while you consider that. 5.8.3. Possibly the biggest round of knitting I've ever made. And you know what? I twisted it when I made the join. Not that I could tell that until I'd already knit 2 inches of butterflies.
But of course, this is not the big deal it might seem to be. I'm going to cut the thing open at the end, so all I have to do is try not to think about it and keep knitting until it's time to make the cut.
Try not to think about it (there's a twist in my round) while I'm grocery shopping. Try not to think about it (there's a twist in my round) while I'm picking up the kids. Try not to think about it (there's a twist in my round) while I'm gold-leafing the Thanksgiving cornucopia. So far, It's working out great. I predict this will be the fastest knit of my career, because knowing there's a twist in my round is causing me a fair degree of discomfort, and the only cure will be to get done knitting and cut the sucker.
And in the meantime, I'm stopping often to admire my work.
This is the marriage of pattern and yarn I was looking for, and I'm so glad I pressed on after my first false start.
Thought for Today: There are people in my house who actually think they know what it means when I say "As soon as I get to the end of this round..." Ha ha.