Friday, September 08, 2006

Tragedy in Waiting

I was knitting this morning, getting closer to the end of FF&Ls, I am 80% done with the body, when all of a sudden the stitches weren’t moving as smoothly past the join. I looked down and noticed that the cord was barely connected to the needle! I carefully pushed the stitches back over the join and as close to the other needle as possible, placed it in a Ziploc bag and called KnitPicks to tell them what happened. I haven’t been knitting with these needles for too long and have had others last a lot longer than these. They are mailing out a replacement for me but they won’t be here for a few weeks. So now I’m starting to get stressed, the wedding is coming up soon and I desperately want to wear it then. So I ran to the nearest craft store, but they didn’t have the right length, I finally found on at a LYS not too far away. Frost Flowers is now safely on my first pair of Addi Turbos. I love how light they are and how smooth the join is, however the blunt tip is driving me crazy! I have heard that they are thinking of making these needles with a sharper tip, if and when they do they will become my favorite needles of all time.

I’ll add pictures of my busted KnitPick needles later, I don’t have my camera at the moment.

1 comment:

Kim said...

I was so afraid you were going to say that the near break caused you to drop stitches(a nightmare with lace). I love addi turbos--they are the cadillac of knitting needles. I have quite a few sets and I'd love to have them all.

I can't wait to see a pic of FF&L--that is a gorgeous shawl!!

Have a great weekend--get lots of knitting in :)