See that really pretty Confederate Blue cable and those stainless tips? Sigh. Those are my new favorite needles. Susan Bates Velocity. Ubber flexible cord, and nice, nickle-plated points. Not too sharp, not too dull. The drawbacks are that I can’t find them locally (this one was purchased in a Michael’s about 40 miles from here last week) and the smallest size is this #6. The cord only comes in a strange, 29″ length, but I can overlook that. It Magic Loops well enough for at hat, and if it doesn’t come smaller than that, it’s no sock needle.
KnitPicks would be in trouble, if not for their stellar customer service. Last night, while glaring at the topless cable, I emailed them. I couldn’t find my receipt, couldn’t find the order online (but knew I’d just replaced my 40″ cable in December or January because Sissy ate the original). I didn’t have much hope, but I felt better for trying.
Imagine my surprise when this morning, before it was even really dawn on the west coast, KnitPicks had replied and there’s another cable on its way to me!
Good thing, because I wouldn’t be able to stay mad long. Somewhere on Ravelry, I found a link that took me to a place I can’t find again, but there are some HOT Harmony Straights to be available sometime in August! I want to order one of each and every single size. (Who am I kidding?! I will likely do just that.)
I do still have the HiyaHiyas to try, but socks are on hold for the season of chemo caps. I’m quite certain they will be my sock needles of choice, as I’ve handled them before.
I still need a good bamboo straight. I like a rather sharp point, as lace has become a way of life for me. I like my Bryspuns, but sometimes they’re too slick too. I want a pretty (read: not looking and feeling like a compressed manila folder) bamboo needle with a nice point, in a 10″ or so length. Any suggestions? We’re talking sizes #3-11 here, and the kicker is I want nice points on the larger sizes too.
I have an operational plan and a board report to do, but they can wait. Sissy’s obedience class starts in about three hours. The Knight doesn’t think he’ll be able to be there because he’s still tied up on a job site. Argh! I want him to hear what the trainer says too, so we can both be consistent with Sissy, assuming we’re allowed to go back again.
This week is flying by!