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Wednesday, September 7, 2005

it should look something like this:
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instead, it looks like THIS!
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It looks as if a Knitting Hermaphrodite, OOPs, Dermatophyte took a big bite outta my needle. (Sorry, that’s what I always hear when that commercial plays on TV – I bet if that company did a survey, they’d find a lot of people hearing the same thing as me!)

Damn, I hate that commercial – almost as much as the Purple Animated Stomach! Drug Manufacturers – please stop torturing us!

Anyway, after my repeated, startling experiences with dysfuntional Bamboo Needles, (ie. Crystal Palace – whose bamboo ends came right out of their joins), I switched to Clovers.

Now, it appears, there is a wonky problem with these! The plastic compound they use to join the needle to the cable CRACKS and chips out leaving a ragged sharp area that pulls and catches the yarn when it’s traveling over that spot!

I was moving right along on my second Ribby Sleeve the last couple of days and the problem got worse and worse. This is my mobile project and I kept forgetting to find another pair of needles so there was a lot of colorful expressions and language on the #66 as I huffed and puffed and kept on knitting with the Bad Pair.

I better go practice my incantations – (Reparo!) – I bet Mrs. Weasley didn’t have this problem…

I am now on my second-go-round of HP5 – I think I read it so fast the first time, I missed half of it (“As the grasp of darkness tightens, Harry must discover the true depth and strength of his friends, the importance of boundless loyalty, and the shocking price of unbearable sacrifice.”). I have the Scholastic Edition – just saw the British editions – wonder why they used different cover art than the US editions…


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