Sunday, November 19, 2006

Skating on thin ice

Okay knitting friends -- please do me a favour -- have a seat. Seriously. You need to be sitting down for this. I only ask because I am concerned about your well being and want to be certain that you are safely seated before you read what follows next.

It might also help if you read it really quickly. Like so fast you think that maybe you only imagined that you might have read about something absolutely terrifying but can't quite remember what it was because the details seem a bit fuzzy.

Ready?

This young man...

Might have very well chewed up the connecting wire of two perfectly serviceable maybe even brand new pairs of Addi Turbo circulars. (He may also be the reason I don't have cable right now...but let's focus on the real issues here!!!!!) I figured the first one was a fluke. And as luck would have it, I had two sets of 2.5 mm for sock knitting. Fair enough. But today I found this...



Okay, you can't see it exactly but trust me when I tell you that the mitten? It isn't exactly "whooshing" along.

I have a whole new set of rules in my house now...

1. Nothing that resembles a receptable on the floor...it seems to be a favourite place to spray (yuck)
2. No toilet paper in the dispensers. Actually having the toilet paper in the dispenser turns it into a game of "unroll before she catches me" as opposed to toilet paper on the back of the toilet which becomes a wrestling partner and is less likely to be completely undone by the time I find it. (And punctured toilet paper? Perfectly serviceable)
3. No precious expensive knitting needles out in the open.

Now...some visual yummies for dessert... This is one of the 50g slivers from my b-day present...the colours are absolutely stunning - almost metallic.

And another cabled-goodness teaser.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

7 comments:

stitch-dom said...

hmmm...lack of comments is either because a) no one is commenting or b)comments not working...so this is a test.

stitch-dom said...

Obviously working...

stitch-dom said...

..woo hoo...I get to talk to myself (as if this entire blog isn't about talking to myself...and posting myself pictures...and generally entertaining to myself)...

I'm not going to think about this too much or I may have an existential crisis.

If a tree falls in the woods and it has a blog, is it still a tree?

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

I congratulate you on your restraint.

Betsey said...

More importantly - would the tree - blog about his experience of falling in front of his friends by his own stupidity... or would he blame one of his friends for "pushing him". just curious....

Sorry to hear about your addis! yikes!

Jeanne said...

Yikes - bad kitty! Sorry to hear that he's eating Addi's...but at least he didn't take everything off the needles.

Renee said...

Oh no. Poor precious addis. Bad kitty! Bad!

Yeah, it's still a tree ;)