Okay, now I know Iím not crazy, but in a sense I guess I really am.
Iíve been going nuts since last night trying to find my missing Options Size 8 tips so I can finish my Deep Breath sweater. I cleaned up my end of the coffee table last night trying to get organized and find where I put them down, since I JUST had them recently (I made a note in my knitting journal about taking them out of my unfinished black armwarmer, and I was positive I had used them to start the ribbing on the bottom of the sweater!), but all I found was a circ with Size 10 tips.
It was supper time, so I put it all aside and ate, and then later on I commenced searching again. I picked up the same circular off the coffee table and remeasured it (because I was desperate and I always search the same places multiple times) and −− there it was! My Size 8 tips! I was happy I found it and didnít spend much time trying to figure out how this happened, but it should have been a HUGE clue.
So this morning Iím working on the ribbing, as I wrote above, and that was when I realized the tip I was working with looked a bit large. I measured it −− Size 10!
So there I was again, panicking, turning over rocks, trying to puzzle out where my Size 8 tips are and how the heck I managed to lose them, find them, and lose them again all without even trying.
I feel like a mental midget that it took me so long to see this −− I had two different-sized tips on the cable, one Size 8 and one Size 10! That was why every time I measured it I got a different size!! Itís so ridiculous! And then, once I realized that, the BIG lightbulb finally went off over my head −− if I had two different tips on the cable . . . that must mean the missing Size 8 tip was in the envelope with the other Size 10 tip! Duh . . .
Okay, everythingís reasonably normal -- for now.