Sunday, March 05, 2006


Ever get the feeling that maybe there's been an unexpected planetary alignment designed to cause frustration just for knitters? Who knows what movements up in the heavens have been happening this week but they seem to have caused some rather bizarre knitting needle incidents for me and a couple of friends. How often, for instance, does a bamboo dpn snap because one has bent to admire a two-year old's miniature steam train? (Leeds, last Sunday). How many puppies develop a taste for addi turbos? (Near Cambridge, mid week...happily, I hear, the pup preferred the needles to the knitting). And how often does your cat decide to vomit over the edge of the sofa, narrowly missing your knitting bag but splatting one of your favourite bambooo needles? (My house, Thursday night). Have your needles been affected?

1 comment:

Spinningfishwife said...

You should do what I do and buy needles from charity shops. Then you`ll always have lots of (mismatched) spares, you`ll look like you`ve been knitting for centuries, you`ll be environmentally friendly and you`ll not care one bit when you lose one. You won`t notice, actually.

On the other hand, the knitting grunge look doesn`t appeal to everyone...;-)