Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Normally new knitting needles aren't something to talk about. I buy new needles as I need them without even thinking. They're utilitarian. They're tools. Wood and plastic and sometimes metal, needles are nothing special.
Sure we can amaze at how nicely they will work with a certain project. Wood for this yarn and metal works better with that yarn. Of course, we've all been awed by our interchangeable needle sets. When I got my set of Denise needles I spent a good amount (maybe too much) time adding cables and changing cables with the needle tips. I made super duper long circulars and positively tiny ones. I'm easily amused, obviously.
Still, it's the yarn that usually gets all the recognition. Yarn, yarn, yarn. It's the needle that compliments the yarn, not the other way around. Have any of you specifically bought yarn because you thought it would be loved well by your needles? Nope. But I've bought needles because my yarn asked for a certain type. Always the yarn ruling the day.
Until now. I just got a pair of needles from Alyx.
My poor photographic skills just can't capture the beauty.
These needles are singing for some yarn! They aren't just pretty, they're lighter than I thought they'd be. So light and smooth I know I'll just sail along in my project. I think they'll be perfect with the Twinkletoes yarn and the new shawl project. I just can't wait for the project to get here.
Thank you Alyx for the gorgeous needles!!
If you want a set too, Alyx is going to be selling her needles online soon. I know where I'll be shopping. I'm actually going to set aside some of my yarn budget to buy new needles that sing. How many people can say they have singing needles? Or needles that call out for yarn?
Thank you all for your compliments on the shawl. Haloscan still isn't sending me half the comments so it's hard to email back. And thank you for all your advice, even if most of it went over my head. I have no idea what half of these buttons are on here, maybe one of them is a macro something or other. Husbeast says he's going to try and help me with my photo illiteracy. I swear I went to art school and I did take Photography classes, but anything I learned seems to have escaped my brain.