Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pink (or not)

I've always thought of myself as a non-pink girl; but tonight, as I unpacked my pink Stanley flask and my bright pink phone, and my pink work notebook which I'd incomprehensibly brought home, I realised something weird has happened ; but maybe pink technology might not count.

However, I'm reserving judgement on whether my new acquisition in tools is pink or purple.

In the centre, said new acquisition - KnitPro interchangeable set with acrylic tips. They might be pink, they might be purple - even the manufacturer doesn't seem to be able to decide.... On the top, my smaller DPNs and some other thingummies, in a box which is described as purple on the sticker on the base. On the bottom, the fixed circs in a Happy Bag which is definitely purple in regal fashion. I wish I could link to this manufacturer - I've never managed to find them, or reference to them, online; this was a gift from a friend in Texas several years ago and while similar things exist online, the combined strength and practicality of this one is unbeatable; very heavy-duty nylon, big enough pockets for several needles the same size, really nice tabs for size info....

I should explain about this particular splurge - it's one of my annual treats when I renew my season ticket. This year, because of the terrible weather, I had a number of compensation vouchers for delays, which I cashed in when I bought the annual ticket - and the main ticket price is a loan from my employer, which I pay off monthly. Last year I bought gardening tools. This year I replaced my food processor and bought these needles and a remote shutter-activator-thingy for my camera; I really like the idea of buying something intensely useful with the money saved by the vouchers, which would reflect hours of enforced uselessness (if, of course, I hadn't had my knitting with me). And the weekend before last, I had the additional joy of going to Ely Wool Shop and picking up a set... I'm used to the glory which is I Knit but the idea of being able to take a trip up the road on a Saturday morning and pick up something like this locally, on a whim, used to be a distant dream....

4 comments:

KnitTech said...

I like those colors! How do you like the needles? I'm thinking I might want a set of some interchangables, but I've heard some pretty nasty stories.

E-J said...

Would love an (agree) button for that last bit. :)

I treated myself to a set of KnitPro nickel interchangeables with Christmas money. And a Della Q case to keep them in. And ...

Liz said...

Replying to both comments; KnitTech - I'm ashamed to admit I haven't used them yet - will review when I do, though! I already have a set of Denise interchangeables and find them immensely useful. For some reason I've not much on the needles this year (not that I'm not knitting, just being quite monogamous for some reason!)

E-J - I feel your pain; I'd just spend every waking moment trying *not* to find some reason to walk to the corner shop; particularly if it's a superb yarn shop... The Della Q cases with the pockets are about the nearest thing I've seen to the one I have...

Kathleen C. said...

I believe what you have there is a beautiful set of heliotrope needles...