Sunday, January 23, 2011

My Trend-Setter

I just can't convince her

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that leg warmers go on her legs. Maybe she'll start a new fad.

Does this count as showing off a FO?

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Is so it is a really pathetic attempt. I'm pretty sure I used a pattern from Ravelry, but I can't seem to find it now. The yarn is Red Heart from Wal-Mart. Fancy stuff around here. Remember the good old days when I thought I had outgrown using Wal-Mart yarn. "It was good for beginners but....." Yeah. I'm so funny. We should all laugh at me. And then immediately write letters to Wal-Mart demanding they upgrade their yarn aisle STAT.

Just a basic ribbed pattern with an easy peasy cable down the center.

And she likes them just fine...as arm warmers *shrug*

I think I knit them on my size 6 Knit Pick Harmony Options Interchangable Needles.

Which brings me to the saddest tale of sadness I have ever had to tell.

It it simply too sad. I can't bring myself to tell it.

I'll just skip to the end and show you pictures instead.

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I am beside myself with grief. R.I.P. my beloved size 6 Knit Pick Harmony Options Interchangable Needles. Your colors were gaudy, but your finish was so smooth, your cable so flexible, your joins so seamless, and your tips so perfectly pointed you won my heart. I prized you above all my needles. Even my Addis. You were my favorites. I would knit things on size 6 needles just so I could knit with you. I learned magic loop just so I could knit with you more. I will miss you forever.

Or until I can order a new pair.

3 comments:

Tam said...

So happy to see you blogging again. I've been reading avidly but just haven't commented. Your blog stayed on my "knitting blogs" tab and I opened it every day just waiting until you were ready to blog again. Can anyone say, "Awwwww!" I hope your migraines are lessening. I've had 4 or 5 migraines total in my life and that was 4 or 5 TOO MANY.

I love KnitPicks needles too. All of them. I haven't tried the plastic ones yet because I suspect that for certain yarns, I will love them and I don't really need another whole set of needles. I understand your passion and your grief. In this case (unlike in other more tragic situations) I can confidently say that you WILL move on and find another that you can love just as much. You should be a loose woman like me and just have 3 or 4 in every size. Then when one dies you have plenty of others. Yes, I'm a hard hearted woman.

TURBOchic said...

Don't go ordering a new pair yet. Knit picks has awesome customer service and they should replace the needles for free. When the join in some of my interchangeable cables broke, they sent a whole new pack free of charge. Which mean that I actaully got two replacements for my one cable.

Katrina said...

TurboChic is right--KnitPicks will replace the broken needles for free--at least they have in the past. One time I sent in a broken needle along with the finished project I was knitting for them and an envelope showed up in the mail a few days later with a new needle. So don't be sad.