Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Gifts Keep Coming

harmony3I had a very good knitterly Christmas thanks mainly to my moms, my brother-in-law and his wife and my Hubby. My mother-in-law gave me a gift certificate to KnitPicks and I was able to get the set of Harmony needles that I had been craving for so long. I had enough to also buy the nickel plated tips in sizes 4-8US and a set of 40" cables. I also splurged and got two pair of size #0US 24" circs in the Harmony wood. I'll see how long they last.

My step-mother gave enough to get a swift. It's ordered and I am saving my skeins until it arrives.

I haven't used the KnitPicks yet, only petted them and shown them off to anyone who would stop long enough to look. They're so beautiful. I'm dying to put some lace on them but I have other things that need to be finished first.
The case is great too. I think I'll like this pouch much better than the binder. It holds both types of needles and all the parts with ease.

I'll gather additional sizes as I need them. I find I rarely ever use larger needles anymore. I prefer knitting more delicate things now. But it's certainly good to have them if you need them.

Not that I should ever need more needles. I counted the needles that I have inventoried on Ravelry yesterday and I had about 96 pair. I did count each of the tips pairs as a set of circs because that's what they are even though I don't have enough cables to use them all at once.
Aren't they pretty? I know I'm probably the last knitter to get some of these and you all are no doubt immune to their charms by now but let me enjoy my infatuation for a little while.

Those are the #4's and the #11's. Sigh...

The way I figure it, I've got enough left to buy the swift and Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters from Susan at Y2Knit. Life is Good.


malegra said...

Wow. Nope, you must be the next-to-last knitter... I'm so jealous!!! Enjoy!

Margaret said...

Wow, you must have been a very good girl last year! I've used the Harmony tips and they are very nice for lace with a yarn that's too slippery for the metal tips. Same nice pointy point though.

Shrimpzilla said...

Great gifts... Is Cascading Diamonds still a wip? I would so like to see it when it's done. I have the book and that scarf caught my eye too.

Beth S. said...

I just got my set as a holiday gift, so I'm back at the end of the line with you. :-) I do like them very much, but I've found the tips are so sharp they can actually feet a bit stabby against my fingertips!

The_Add_Knitter said...

I still haven't used them yet, so you're not the last!