As predicted, we’ve got snow here in the DC area. I’ll not be going anywhere.
Unfortunately I have another one of them thar work deadlines that wreaks havoc with the sanctity of knitting. I foresee working late this week with the prospect of working over the coming weekend looming like a big black cloud.
Don’t believe for a minute that federal employees don’t earn their pay.
So, much as I like a snow day to sit home and knit, I really need every day this week! However, if my boss makes it into work this morning and if our contractors deliver something they are supposed to, it’ll be emailed to me here at home, and I’ll spend the afternoon working, not knitting.
The Holy Grail!
Question: What does Wendy consider the Holy Grail of knitting needles?
Answer: A circular ebony needle, size 3.25mm (US 3), 80 cm long.
Some of you may recall that I have such a needle. And one day took it out of it’s package to use it and found a huge honking chip out of the tip.
I attempted to buy another one. I found a mailorder source (I’ve since forgotten where) that told me they had both an ebony and a rosewood in that size and length. I ordered them both, and was mighty peeved to discover that the ebony was 60 cm long, not 80. It was in a package marked 80 cm.
Imagine, gentle readers, how I felt when I came home this weekend to find a package in my mailbox that contained these:
Not one but two 80cm long size 3.25 mm ebony circulars, sent to me all the way from Germany, courtesy of Susan, who is in Germany.
Susan, not only have you made my day, but you’ve made my week. Heck you’ve made my month and year!
I’m finally working on the neck steek.
So it won’t be long until the body is done. Then I’ll do the neckband and the front bands. Then the sleeves.
You can see how impressed Lucy is.