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A thousand thanks…

WOW!  When I posted my query about needles a few days ago, I had no idea that so many people were actually reading my blog.  It turns out that all I have to do is ask for an opinion and you come right out of the woodwork!  (Hi May, don’t forget your sunscreen.  and why did you miss our Christmas brunch?)  I do thank you for all your comments- this community is a huge support for me when I live with two fibrely-challenged (and monumentally disinterested) men.

Since not only am I lazy, but inherently cheap, I decided after deliberation to start this process by ordering some knitPicks needles.  They come in at about a third the price of the Addis, so I was able to order 2 different needle sizes in two different lengths each for just a wee bit more than a single Addi would have cost.  I have Addis that I love,  but buying three or four at a time would put a huge dent in the actual fibre budget.  I do like my interchangeables, so I’ll try these first.

Since I am showing some discipline, I will finish the current pair on the less-than-perfect needles (even if the knitPicks show up in the mail before I’m done), and then on to the test drive.

Once again, thank you so much for your suggestions.   I really appreciate them!

On a “gosh I’m so excited I can hardly stand it” note, I am registered to attend two workshops at Saskatchewan Stitches,  happening this June in the village of Muenster.  It’s about an hour east of town, and rather than drive back and forth, I am going to make a weekend of it.  Now for the really exciting part:  The workshops (one on socks, one on knitting faster and more efficiently) are being given by the Harlot herself,  Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.   I’m already quite happy with the way I knit, but life is a smorgasbord, isn’t it?  I’ll see what she has to say, and maybe this old dog could actually learn a new trick or two.   Who would have suspected three months ago that I would be excited about a sock class?   This Dark Side really is seductive.   In fact, it is so seductive that I refrained from mentioning the conference to anyone (including my sisters) until I made sure I was registered.  (I didn’t want anyone to get my spot.)  How selfish is that?  Quite.

Have a great rest-of-the-weekend!

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