In my recent knitting activity, I have been frustrated when some of my inexpensive, bought-on-Ebay, bamboo-with-plastic-cables circulars have broken their cables in the middle of a row.
I am nothing if not my mother’s daughter. I continued on. And then I super-glued and kept on keeping on. And they kept breaking. Some of the more used sizes, I fear, have reached the end of their life span. The needles are okay for what they gave me…a range of sizes in circulars of 32” that got me by for several years…for about $12.00. For the whole set. I am not complaining. They were not meant for the Loops of Magickness.
They also gave me the time to review what I wanted to Really Have. And what I really wanted to have is the ‘Berninas’ of interchangeable needles…Addi Clicks by Skacel. (A Bernina is a high end sewing machine...like the Electrolux of sewing machines.) (An Electrolux is a high end appliance...like a Volvo...anyway...)
I found some Addis that a fellow Raveler was selling. Gently used, a good price point, shipping paid…I forked over some leftover Christmas money to further justify the expense.
My Addi Lace Clicks arrived last week. Eight sizes of tips, and 5 cord lengths. (Wonderful Guy wonders if I will ever need to buy another set of needles again? I hesitated to answer…because really? The answer is..probably yes.) I have admired them. I have petted them. I have connected and disconnected them. I have showed them off.
But I have not used them. I wonder what I am waiting for….
Maybe for all my other circs to go belly up and I REALLY need the new ones?