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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I honestly can't think of a ME...does that work?

On Friday I ordered from Knit Picks the Options Nickel Plated Interchangeable Knitting Needle Set, a book on magic loop and one long circular US #1 needle so I can start doing my socks with magic loop since I keep snapping these dpns left and right! Just want to mention here that I like the sox stix but I would stick to the rosewood. I snapped WAY too many of the onyx ones and at random points while knitting to really recommend using them so if you’re going to get them, stick with the rosewood. Anyway back to Knit Picks. So Friday I ordered and on Sunday I got home and looked at Ravelry to find that there is a thread on Knit Picks and their delivery. Apparently there are people out there who have had to wait an unusually long time for their purchases. This got me worried. The first time I ordered from there I wasn’t really waiting anxiously for what I purchased so I can’t say I recall how long it took. Now I am anxiously waiting for the purchase and I’m scared. I keep reading the thread and then checking the status and its still pending. Should I be nervous? My co-worker just ordered from them as well on Monday last week and hasn’t received her package though it has said it was shipped for a while. Is this a common problem or are we just experiencing a random glitch? I love their products and would still order from them I just wonder if this really is a common problem. If it is then I might just splurge for the express shipping from now on. Has anyone else had problems with their shipping?

Anyway, I purchase the Flair Jacket pattern from Knit and Tonic and I can’t wait to start. I promised myself that I cannot start the jacket or even buy yarn for it till I finish at least two more of the projects that I have in the queue already. But that doesn’t mean I can’t plan! I normally work with such boring and safe colors so I really want to do this jacket is something wild but wearable! My mom is in DC right now taking a color class so I’ve enlisted her to help me. She’s a quilter (or at least is going through a quilting phase because she’s been a knitter, a photographer, a seamstress…) but the color skills should be the same. I’m really excited to work with my mom on this. We’ve had a bumpy relationship over the years and it’s nice to actually have something to bond with her over. We might kill each other but we’ll have fun…doing…it…I guess that did come out the way I wanted it to but I think you all understand.

Now back to finishing some of these projects….


NH Knitting Mama said...

I love your title! ha ha...

As far as Flair... I have loved this pattern since she put it out. My friend made it, and it looked awesome on her.

Alyssa said...

I'm so happy to hear that the pattern works and is flattering. I can't wait to get it on the needles...but I must.

And thanks for liking my title. I'm always been bad at titles.

Aunt Kathy said...

I like the title too, I am forever stressing over a title on my blog too, especially when I ma in one of my month long contests.

Gnat said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog contest. :) I am also very thankful for my boyfriend. He has taught me how to love a man and be truly loved by someone not in my family. He has brought me more joy that he will know. :) Thanks for sharing.

I ordered from Knitpicks and for me it took a week and a half. but I've read those same posts and you really never know. They are not known for their fast turn around though...but it's worth the wait. I love the Magic Loop method and their needles are just great!! Good luck.