Thursday, 20 March 2008

A Conspiracy of Silence

'fess up you lovely knitting ladies...
Why didn't you let me in on the secret?

I have knitted with aluminium needles for years...

But now I have discovered bamboo.
- sigh -

The Kid Silk Haze glides, my friends,
it positively glides off those needles.

Even MissM has noticed the joyous abandon
with which I am knitting.

My aluminium needles?

They are off to join the steel pins with the hand carved case
in the knitting needle museum.

11 comments:

RW said...

I just discovered the joy of bamboo last winter! I used super big needles in bamboo but I have never used the smaller ones? Do they make small ones?

blackbird said...

I used to knit in bed in the evening. That's why K bought me bamboo needles. The clicking kept him awake.

twolimeleaves said...

Wow, Alice! You do REAL knitting!! In the next day or two I'll show you what I've been knitting. Your lace is so pretty (not to mention perfect!).

Ali said...

Looking beautiful Alice. Lovely needles are part of the joy of the experience (or so I told myself as I parted with a wodge of cash for the latest acquisition).

dottycookie said...

I've not moved to bamboo yet, but if it means you can need with that super fine wool I can see I shall have to have some. Gorgeous laciness (careful, you'll be a craft blogger before you know it!)

peppermintpatcher said...

Your work is beautifully delicate.

driftwood said...

no one told me either, but I do have some wooden ones which have a reassuring feel to them.

Florence said...

It's so lovely when you make a discovery like that, isn't it! Your knitting looks beautiful. x

Dragonfly said...

I'm sure the quality of my knitting has improved since I got my beautiful wooden needles. The Kid Silk deserves to knitted with gorgeous needles...

Ginnie said...

Gorgeous pattern!

Becca said...

I am so impressed with your knitting! Remarkable!