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mmm, deal-y... - Diary of a Necromancer
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mmm, deal-y...
Highlight of my weekend: an incident where I went and BOUGHT ALL THE NEEDLES! Literally. A local yarn shop that closed its retail outlet last summer had a "and now the principals are moving out of state" sale to unload as much of the remaining inventory as they can before they end up having to move it, so I cleaned them out of circulars in the two sizes I find myself constantly robbing from project to project because I don't knit as fast as I come up with ideas I want to test.

I now have an additional three 16", one 24" and one 36" US size 4's as well as another set of DPNs, and five 16", one 24" and two 36" US size 8's. (And yes, buying 5 more 16" #8s is Not At All Unreasonable. It's my go-to needle for hats and scarves and I already have 3.) I shall not depress the knitters amongst y'all by clarifying exactly how good of a deal this was, but let's just say I think I own at least one needle that cost more than all of those.

Betting on how long it will be before I am heard to say, "Dammit, I want to try [X] but all of my needles have something on them" commences in 3,2...

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rosemaryinwheat From: rosemaryinwheat Date: August 1st, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I'd feel more jealous if I weren't still hopelessly enamoured with my KnitPicks Options. :) Congrats on your new collection!
robling_t From: robling_t Date: August 2nd, 2011 05:04 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I actually had an interchangeable set once, but I ended up trading it away at a stash-swap because I simply don't roll that way, it seems; 80-90% of the needles infesting my stash have come out to be 4's and 8's, because those are the two sizes that produce the right drapes for almost everything I'm inclined to knit, and most of the rest are 2.5mm for socks. So a full Options set wouldn't make much sense for me, and if I went a la carte on "my sizes" I'd just be going through cords at a rate of knots and wondering where I left the points last anyway... :) (I do love the cords on the fixed ones, though, first needle I ever ran into that's flexible enough to magic-loop sock-yarn daleks... ;) )
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