Have you ever stopped to count your cast-on stitches only to discover that you stopped at EXACTLY the right number you needed?


Let’s hope it’s a good omen for the project.

P.S. Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on the Neptune High socks. Seriously, it’s making my week.

P.P.S. Since a few of you asked – Those wedge faux-saddle-shoe heels in the main Neptune High socks photo are from Clarks. Got ’em last fall and they’re great.

[Edited to add] P.P.P.S Yes indeedy those are Knit Picks fixed circular knitting needles – they have become my go-to needle for Magic Loop sock projects. Except for when I, you know, lose all the needles of exactly the size I need and then have to wait to buy more. Not that I’d ever do that sort of thing.


  1. Val Champ · ·

    Glenna what kind of needles are you using with the fuschia coloured cable.

    Love the purple yarn…my next purple project turned out to be “teal” when I pulled the bag out? Not sure how that happened…LOL

  2. It is definitely a good sign. 🙂

  3. kateohkatie · ·

    ::awe:: 🙂

  4. I just did that myself tonight! Socks, of course.

  5. I do that frequently! It’s awesome yet disturbing.

  6. I would immediately go out and buy a lottery ticket. For me, it would mean that all the stars are aligned and good fortune is in the future.

  7. It has happened to me on more than on occasion. Freaky!
    I like to call it Knitter’s Sixth Sense.

  8. This has never happened to me. Definitely a good omen. You’re having a great week with yarn!

  9. shanknitsnyc · ·

    i LOVE it when that happens!!

    p.s. i believe those are knitpicks needles 🙂

  10. Being a shoe- freak, I can’t believe I missed those. Great shoes. I love Clarks. They are always comfortable.

  11. Phyllis · ·

    Hi: Can you tell me more about the purple yarn you are knitting with – it looks great.

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