we all remember,
the #2 pencils, in classic school bus yellow, right?
i still buy my kids new packs for school each fall.
the thing is, that when you write with them
you don’t feel the edges
of the hexagonal shape, you only feel
the control you have of the overall pencil.
now, i’d tried square knitting needles.
a friend liked them and raved about the control she felt over the stitches
when using them.
i used them for a bit,
but they always felt ‘square’ in my hands.
i could feel the four edges against my fingers as i worked with them.
never could really get used to that feeling.
the extra control i felt of the stitches using them was so great,
that i was sad to lose it when i went back to regular round needles,
but, the squareness through me.
then this past january
i met pam and her husband in their booth at vklive.
and they had needles and yarn out to test, so i knit a little.
i expected to feel the edges, just like with the square needles,
but i truly didn’t.
i giddily tried some yo’s and ssk’s.
sure enough, the control was there in spades.
i walked around the exhibit floor a bit more and came back
just to be sure that my wanting them to be wonderful
wasn’t coloring my vision of their reality.
2nd, and 3rd time around
(i am so not an impulse buyer),
they felt just as nice in my hands and i had all that extra grip, too.
i bought a pair of size 10’s on the spot
and used them, and my yarnit,
to knit a little hat in cey chateau over the course of the weekend.
sometimes it all just comes together.
these needles feel to me like finding an old friend in a stranger.
that’s rare, i know,
but when it happens, it’s gold!
if you want to buy yourself a pair
to see that what i’m talking about is true,
use the code ‘talitha’ (all lowercast letters) at checkout
on the indian lake artisans website and they’ve agreed to give us all free shipping.
i’ll be placing my order by the end of the week…