First off, thank you -so- much! Almost 2500 views -- I never thought I would really get any views. So, thank you!
Now, onto my realization of the day: I need more stitch holders.
I mean, I have one holding the sleeve for my Cabled Cardigan (I'm hoping to join the yoke in on that next week, which will be exciting and picture worthy), I have one holding the thumb for my Pine Cone Mittens, I have one holding the one leg of my Pyjama Shorts, and I have one holding the thumb of my Christmas Mittens.
I never, ever thought I would need more then 4 stitch holders.
"But can't you just use scrap yarn? That's what you use for stitch markers."
Well, yes, but I find it really hard to get stitches off of scrap yarn and onto a needle, so I really don't like using scrap yarn to hold stitches. As stitch markers, yes, I love scrap yarn. It means that I can't accidentally knit my marker into my work, and I don't have to worry. It also is a nice way to use up yarn scraps. But for holding stitches, no, it's not my first choice. I grudgingly use it for lifelines (when I remember to put in lifelines), but that's about it.
So, my current "important" projects are now the projects that are using my stitch holders, so that I can put the thumbs on my various christmas knitting projects.
Also, I lost my little cable needle. I have several cable needles, but one is this little purple one, and it's thinner then most cable needles I usually see. The other ones are a bit too big for working on my Cabled Cardigan.
I would say that since I lost it at home it can't have gone too far. With two cats, though, that cable needle could be just about anywhere. . . .
I can pick up a new cable needle at Knit Night, it's just annoying because that one was nice and thin, perfect for cabling on socks and such.