It’s been almost two weeks since the break-in at Casa del On the Needles, and things are going back to normal. We’ve upped security, filed a police report, and begun to replace the things that were taken. I’ll probably never get my class ring back, but I bought a new computer to replace my old one (which was on its last legs anyway). I didn’t even loose that much data-a couple half-finished patterns, and a few hours work on an intarsia chart, but nothing I can’t replace with a half-day of work.
And, I got a surprise package in the mail from my friends over at Knit Picks on Saturday.
Remember how I said the thieves took my set of interchangeable needles? Well, the lovely folks at Knitpicks (Hi Stacey!) took it on themselves to send me not one, but two replacements:
A set of gorgeous blue-green Caspian needles:And, a set of luminous Sunstruck needles:My old set were Caspians, and I’d used them for more than a year when they were stolen. I am a snob when it comes to needles, so I was a late adopter of the whole interchangeable needle thing. It seemed like they would be more trouble than they were worth- wouldn’t the cable fall out? Wouldn’t the yarn snag on the joins? They couldn’t work as well as advertised.
But, I have to say, I absolutely love them. I use them for almost every project I make. Circulars are better on my wrists, and the dyed wood needles are fun (I’m a sucker for bright colors). And, there’s nothing better than deciding you need a US10.5 or a US5, or whatever your spur-of-the-moment project requires, and just going to your needle case and pulling out exactly what you want.
So, thanks, KnitPicks! I know these needles will get lots of use! (And, everyone else, I totally recommend getting a set of interchangeable needles.)