Monday, June 15, 2009

Door vs. Circular

And guess who won!

Sniff...while getting into the car to go see Star Trek finally!! (loved it!) My sock bag at my side when I shut the door. (of course I didn't realize at the time) I didn't think anything was amiss until I opened the bag and saw this...
sniff....
My beloved HiyaHiya 2.75mm magicloopable stainless steel circs. These needles are so nice and light and stuff glides over them. Great cords too and 1/2 the price of addi's.... They seem to have those odd sizes (a friend got 000's and 0000 in them---heh, not me I gave away my 0's I refuse to knit on them!) I often need to knit my socks on 2.0, 2.25, 2.5, and 2.75mm's, sometimes more than one size on a pattern. Glad Sheri has restocked...pardon me while I go order another pair.

In the meantime, it's a good thing I still know how to use....
Good thing....
dpns! Don't like them much for socks, but they are a good backup to have....when one has so many socks, so little time....

19 comments:

Stacey said...

oh no! I'm in the same boat, broke one of my beloved knitpicks harmony circs, which I'm using on my purse socks. Sigh. Guess it's back to dpns for awhile on those too!

Emily said...

I totally agree on the HiyaHiya's, their circ's are extremely nice.

Carol said...

Poor little needle! Well, they had a good life....

Chris said...

Woe!

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh man! My friend Heather did that with her size 10.5 needle too. No size is safe from a car door!

Dee said...

Sorry to hear about your needle problem. It really did crush the little baby, didn't it.

Well, good thing you have some back up dpns.

Batty said...

Oh, no. The door always wins, it sucks.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

hmmmm...I actually think it may be Star Trek's fault and not the door because when I saw Star Trek....30 minutes early, pulled out the sock to start knitting and ...broken needle! hmmm..

And, curious minds want to know, is that pigeonroof yarn? Whatever it is, its purty!

Bezzie said...

RIP little broken needles!

Jo said...

Wow! I've never heard of anyone breaking a metal needle!

weezalana said...

AHHHHHH! My eyes! My eyes! A moment of silence for that poor HiyaHiya, taken away in its prime...

Those are my favorite needles. You can also get them at thebackwardsloop.com. She does free shipping on needles!

Daniele said...

Oh! Poor thing. Hopefully you have your new needles now. I'll have to try those. I didn't realize they were 1/2 price of Addis!

Although I am partial to my dpns. :)

Rosi G. said...

Ouch! Poor circular. I do love my dpns now for socks tho. Have you TRIED the Signature ones yet?? You should!

MsKnottyKnits said...

Oh man! Poor needle!!

Great pictures from Saturday. I wish I could have made it.

sgeddes said...

Well, it looks like the door won!

I loved the movie too!

String Bean said...

!!!!!!!!!!!

Murder! Excuse me while I go cry. Never have I seen such awful abuse of knitting needles.

Ah, she's got skills. All will be well.

:)

Sandra said...

shit happens all the time, my dear!So sorry about situation, but at least you can order another one, and now you can improve your skilld with dpns!

tiennie said...

Oh no to the needles! Oh yes to Star Trek!! Loved it!

cpurl17 said...

Poo. I have size 1's somewhere in my house--when I find them, they're yours!!