Friday, January 26, 2007

Obsessed With Circular Needles

Remember I told you I bought some needles on my trip to the yarn district?

I inherited most of my needles from my mother and my grandmother. They're a bit old, some of them have blunt tips, some of them are bent. That's why I'm trying to buy new ones.

While shopping, I asked for circular needles everywhere. Most shops didn't have any at all. The shops that did carry circular needles, offered me the ones made in Argentina.

Come on! They're impossible to use.

Fortunately my Secret Project doesn't require circulars...

But I was so aggravated I even dreamt I was buying circulars!! And you wouldn't believe the ones I was offered in my nightmare dream... they had a rubber tube instead of a cable...
Can you even imagine knitting with something like this???

I would like to thank everybody for their kind words. I am still staying at my mum's - I can't move till Tuesday afternoon. Fortunately I am feeling much much better, everything seems to be going back to normal.

Yesterday Husband came and brought my knitting bag! Whoopie!! I've resumed work on my Secret Project. I can't show you any pictures because a-
Duh! it's secret and b- I haven't got my camera here and I don't know how my dad's picture software works. Anyway, it's about to be revealed... if I can go home on Tuesday I will take pics and show and tell.

Remember I told you my mum is a tyrant when it comes to knitting
perfection?? Well, she had knit about 60% of Ulises' Sweater when she realized she didn't actually love it. She asked me what I thougth. I told her it was quite nice... No no no she said, I don't love it. RIP RIP RIP. Three minutes later she was casting on a different Ulises Sweater. I´ll show you pics when I've got my camera...

9 comments:

Frani said...

hooola carla, me dijeron que en belgrano hay una merceria en echeverria y ciudad de la paz que vende las circulares, todavia no me di una vuelta pero parece que tienen las importadas.. (cruzo los dedos)
si paso este finde te cuento.
besotes y suerte con tu swap!
Frani

andrea said...

¡Qué bueno que ya te sientes mejor! Comparto tu frustración por lo de las agujas, aquí lo difícil en escontrar dpn's o circulares delgadas para los calcetines. Lo bueno es que las mexicanas son bastante decentes y baratas,ya que yo tejo prácticamente solo con circulares y ya hay una tienda que vende addi turbos,claro que a precio de oro.

Silvia said...

Carla I hope you are up and about soon and that you will feel much better!!!!

Gaby said...

Carla, la mercería que dice Frani tiene Nos. 2.5 y 4; las IRAM mexicanas que dice Andrea, son muy buenas; de esas tengo varias. Tambien las fui "rastreando" por todos lados :)
El colmo fue que en 2 lugares me dijeron que las iban a tarer cuando fuera la "temporada de tejido" (!), o sea, el invierno...

Dipsy said...

Now, this would really be a fun try, knitting with these coloured tubes! ;)
I hope you're doing much better by now - all the very best to you, my friend!

Paula460 said...

Carla, te envio mas vibras positivas!
cuidate mucho!

Carla said...

Hola Frani!!! avisame cuando sepas más de las circulares...besos
Andrea, ya estoy mejor, el médico me dijo que ande con cuidado igualmente y que no vuelva a trabajar hasta la semana que viene =)
Silvia, I'm doing better, I just need to be careful and take care of myself, thanks for your kind words!!!
Gaby, me asombra eso de la "temporada de tejido"!!! igualmente, en Scalabrini Ortiz no hay nadie por estos días!!!
Angie, thank you for your encouragement!!!
Paula, como siempre gracias!!! beso enorme!

Bonnie said...

I like the look of the tubes because of the amazing colors!

alejandra said...

Hola Carlita!!! Qué te pasó??? Espero que estés mejor!!! Yo recién ayer pude conectarme y empezar a escribir, Blogger está fatal y ahora estoy esperando a los de Cablevisión porue algo anda mal en mi equipo. Con respecto a las circulares, probá en mercería Henriette (Monroe y Cabildo), son unos maleducados y mala onda para atender pero tienen las Aero inglesas que son buenísimas, probá de llamar, el tel. lo saqué de páginas amarillas. Te mando un beso!!!