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.

But someday.

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…


PipneyJane said...

I am SO with you, although I'd just like to be able to buy decent needles. I'm currently knitting on a "Pony" brand circular, which has soft, smooth tips (don't know how they did this. They're coated metal). I was very skeptical when I purchased these, as the last pair of Pony needles I purchased (7mm) went straight in the bin. But these were the only 4mm circulars I could get.

Addi-Turbos - I have to try a pair. Every American knitter I know raves about them. We're visiting Miami in September for a wedding - my first stop will be a yarn store.

- Pam (will probably find out that they're manufactured on this side of the Pond)

PipneyJane said...

Err... Cancel my comment about Addi Turbos. Turns out that I've got several pairs at home (and yes, they are lovely). I just did a Google, which lead me straight to a yarn shop on the English south coast from where I mail-ordered needles last year.


The shop's web address is and they'll sell you them for less than half the price you'd pay in the US. You'll have to buy in mm though. Customer service is excellent, too.

- Pam (wondering why I didn't buy my latest set from there instead of John Lewis. Too impatient to start knitting, I guess.)

Marianne said...

OK, so this has nothing to do with yarn, but I didn't knwo where else to stick this.

I made the mistake of following your link to the Soduku game online.

If I get fired for my new obsession I'm blaming you.


Moira said...

Hey I have seen you look sexy you pull it off quite well.