Thursday, February 11, 2010

Too Cheap?

I don't get much time to work on Anna's sweater and I am afraid that the sleeves may be too short when it is finished. But as you can see, I am close. I take this with me while Olivia has her guitar lesson each week. I sat down and started knitting, but after a few minutes, I noticed that the yarn did not want to glide smoothly onto the needle from the cable. Upon close inspection, I discovered that the cable was hanging on by the tiniest little piece. I would have cried had it snapped before I noticed. (Recovering dropped stitches is not my forte.) I put some tape around it to hold it in place and browsed the guitar store until Olivia was done. I came home and found a yarn store not too far from the house and today I stopped in and bought a new circular needle.

Here is what is left of the old circular needle. I bought this as a set on Ebay for a very low price. I got 12 needles for almost the price of the replacement I bought today. But just maybe, sometimes it is better to go for quality rather than quantity.

I would love to buy this beautiful set from Knitpicks, but alas, I am still cheap.

1 comment:

  1. Save your nickels, Jenny. The Harmony is worth it. I do not have the whole set -- just a few different sizes, but they are really nice.