Friday, March 07, 2008

There I was yesterday afternoon, just casted on some stitches with some beautiful Purple Cotton, knit a few rows, and SNAP!!! There went my very favourite knitting needle!! I couldn't believe it! My heart nearly broke in half with it! I am just so sad over the loss of this needle! This isn't just any knitting needle either...I got them handed down to me from Hubby's late Mother...they are really nice and flexible(well, I thought they were until they broke on me...LOL!), they have the UK sizes on them and this is my ONLY size 8(otherwise known as 4mm or US 6). So I had to resort to trying another kind of needle out to finish my project...I'm using my bamboo needles but they just aren't the same.
I don't like trying new things...I just like the old faithful things...if it ain't broke, don't fix it...but in my case, it IS broke and I CAN'T fix it!!!!
Waaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! I WANT MY NEEDLE BACK!!!
If you haven't heard this song yet...ya gotta have a listen, click on the link above...I LOVE it, and everytime I hear it, it gets stuck in my head and I find myself humming and singing all day long...such a good song...and I don't like country!!
Anyway, now that my heart is broken along with my favourite knitting needle, Hubby has gone on a mission trying to find these needles online somewhere, but it doesn't seem like they are available...I think they're pretty old, so I think we'll have to check out EBAY or something to see what we can come up with! I sure hope we can find these needles somewhere...if not, I don't know what I'll do!!!

I am an extremely tight knitter and I guess it was just too much for this old needle to handle!

Holy Snappn' Needle!!


Marilyn said...

Hey Rach~Now is the time to make the transition to the very short, circular needles... I just can't stand using the other kind now that I am used to them.... You just knit straight on them but you don't drop the other needle or lose it as it is always in your hand.... Marilyn

Lil Knitter said...

Ahhh, Rach...I'm so sorry about your needle. I have a ton of needles but just use a favorite few so I understand how bad you must feel. Nothing beats the good old familiar.
I'll keep my eyes open here...I find old needles in thrift stores pretty often. I'm going needle stash diving today just to see if I've got any that may be similar. I'll let you know if I have any luck.

Alli's Little World of Knitting! said...


How TRAGIC!! I'm so sorry for your loss!! I have various sets of those old needles!! They are quite flexible but I don't particulary like them or use them! I'll check to see exactly what sizes I have and if you want them they are YOURS!!


Betsy G. said...

I'm sorry to hear that your favorite needle broke! I know how awful that is!

I would suggest that you look at balene knitting needles - they are very flexible - they have become my favorites.

Good luck in your search!