Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Someday when I'm wealthy…
I am going to contact the Addi-Turbo company and I am going to say, "Please send me one of each of your products."
That's roughly 70 circular needles, at a cost of anywhere from $14.95 to $19.95 apiece. Split the difference, I'm looking at roughly $1,200. Give or take.
But someday, when I'm wealthy…I'm so there.
I'm making a scarf right now. I don't do a lot of scarves. For one thing, they bore me. For another, I don't usually wear scarves. I don't actually even own a scarf, at present. But I'm making one now, a lovely lace pattern in a burgundy fingering weight alpaca. If I ever find the digital camera cable, I'll take a picture and show it to you. It will be quite lovely when it's all done and blocked. Also, it will hopefully make my fantastic, ever-so-San-Francisco black wool jacket look a little less funereal, without being too "perky" or "over the top". I'm going for the 'sophisticated' look, because I have this wild dream that I can pull it off.
Don't spoil my best daydream. I can't pull off sexy (can't take myself that seriously) or cute (too old) or perky (too cynical), but I like to dream that I could pull off sophisticated. If I tried. I just…don't care to try…right now…
Anyway, I'm using a set of #4 Sally Bates circulars for the scarf ($4.95 at WalMart). They don't exactly suck…but the join isn't as smooth as Addi-Turbo, and they catch just a little tiny bit as the stitches slide past them.
I have only two (2) sets of Addi-Turbos, in size 6 and 8. They wouldn't be snagging my poor alpaca like this. I'd like to have a set of 12" #4 Addi-Turbos for this project. But they'd set me back $15 and probably take two weeks to get here, and this thing will be done in a couple days so…why bother right now.
When I'm wealthy.
Addi-Turbos, in every conceivable size and wire length. From 12" to 60", sizes 0 through IMPOSSIBLY HUGE.
They will be mine. Oh yes. They will be mine…