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!!

There is a HUGE overdue thank you in order for a wonderful gal! My friend Jan Hogan who belongs to Rachel's Knititng Room asked me for my mailing addie a while back, saying that she wanted to send me a little something to show her appreciation for all the things I do for our great group. Well, "a little something" turned out to be "a WHOLE LOT of something"!!! This girl is so very generous to send me all the yarn she did...I was so blown away by the size of the package when I picked it up from our Post Office! Thank you, thank you Jan!! This was such a beautiful gift full of some REALLY wonderful I just have to find the time to sit and knit something from all this beautiful yarn!
Big Hugs go out to you, Jan...You're a great gal!

Look at all this yummy yarn!!

And here is the beautiful little note card Jan sent with my parcel! What a sweetie!