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.
Monday, June 26, 2006
Monday Clean up
Under the fridge huh? Karen had to qualify her answer and it involved nudity. Possibly a good reason to clean under the fridge a little more often than once every 8 years.
The one time mine was cleaned was when it was being repaired. There was no fuzz to catch fire because I do clean that little front part that collects that stuff. There was however compacted dust. Nothing gross really, it came right up quite easily.
The pants of mine last week (just mine front and back if you didn't notice that) spurred a new question. It is probably going to be hypothetical for some, for me it's happened a few times, although not quicksand before. I used to play in mud (pottery) for a living. Extremely dirty clothing is a fact of life for me.
The new Knitpicks Options Needles.
Heard of them? Knitpiscks version of the interchangeable needle. They sold out within the first few days. Luckily I was reading a forum that announced it and I ordered a set on the first day there were out. I'm not thrilled with my Denise needle set. My favorite set of interchangeables which used to be my Grams, is no longer made and it's getting old. I lose parts too. I'm a ding dong like that.
This is how they arrived:
All ready to assemble by myself.
The binder to hold it all is a little like a day planner. In my world that's not an attractive thing but it is prettier than any other covered interchangeable on the market. Still, I do have plans to jazz it up:
Inside has a decent amount of room and pockets, even a zippered pocket:
The roominess and the orginization of it all is probably why I'll keep this and just modify it from being a day timer. I have a habit of not keeping anything in it's original case or seriously modifying it. I think the original case on this one has great organization so I'll just have to modify the look.
Each of the packs of cords comes with 2 cords, 4 ending caps and 1 tightening thingy tool (I'm so technical it hurts)
I've currently got the 4's set up with over 200 live stitches on it and I would have taken a photo if it weren't crazy dark in here today. In fact I took a picture but it wasn't worth posting or trying again.
The cords are felxible, the join of needle and cord is seemless, and it's a very smooth knit. Overall I think it's a decent set. My one pet peeve is that the sizes are not stamped on the needles. I know, lazy girl needs to get out her gauge, boohoo. It's a small detail but it's one that will bug me for a while anyway.
The feel of the needles is most like Addi's or Inox Express. With one great difference, they have sharp sharp points. I hate Addi's. I used a set for lace and ended up buying something else to finish it and kicking myself for spending a gob on the Addi's. I liked the fast smooth needles but the tips were so blunt it was sad. The Knitpicks ones are sharp. Almost dangerous sharp. I like dangerous needles.