Thursday, April 18, 2013

I Went in for a $2 Needle and Walked Out With....

When one is knitting cables, one needs a cable needle.  I had a favorite one.  It was a hook.  I like them because the stitches don't slide off.  I put in my knitting basket.  I heard it land.  I can't find it.  I have looked everywhere for it.  I have another one but, I don't like it as much.  It is a different style.  I have looked for the kind I like a couple of places but, I had not been successful.  I went to Rainbow Knits, where the alpacas are to get a new cable needle.  They had several of the kind I don't like.  I asked the clerk and she said there was something in a different spot she thought was for felting.  Lo and behold it was the kind I like and half priced.  It was only a $1.05 what a deal.  
On the left-the one I don't like
On the right-the one I do like! 

 A yarn store is dangerous and I looked around a little...big mistake.  I found this yarn that is knitted together for the intended project.  I saw a sample and it was gorgeous.  I have big plans for this!
 Then I got some alpaca sock yarn.  My kids love socks made out of it.  My son is especially found of it.  The color is called Hydranga.  I think it looks like faded jeans and would be ok for guy.  

I have finished the house in Holly Berry Farm Christmas
I started May from Prairie Schooler Sping and Fall,  In case you can't guess, it is a robin.  

I shouldn't complain since parts of Michigan is flooding.  Picture of the radar.  Some interesting things:
we are on the cusp of 2-4 and 3-7 inches of snow.  The pennisula that projects in to Lake Superior will get between 8 and 18 inches.  Can you believe that!  It should make for an icky commute tomorrow.  Radar
I had some great responses from my last post about my box.  I loved hearing about your family members who used the boxes.  Many grandfathers used them ofr lunch boxes.  I can completely see that.  I don't think the one I got looks like it has been used.  You can read more about it  HERE.  It is so much fun to get a conversation going about this.

Thanks for stopping and thanks for the great comments.
Hope it is spring where you are.  I think we will end up transitioning back to winter.
Keep on Stitching


  1. Laughing obvious going in for needles.....I went to the grocery for Jill and came out 117.00 later.....
    Love seeing all of your goodies ~ mine are quickly being consumed by my ravenous boys!

  2. You have to accept the fact that you can never, never, walk out of a craft store with just one item!!!!

  3. I don't know anything about knitting, so I had to look it up to understand how a cable needle is used. Isn't always a good day when you find what you're looking for and it's on sale too! Love your stitching too. We had heavy rain and massive flooding here yesterday. Today there's snowflakes flying around and it's very windy. Definitely doesn't feel like spring!