Tuesday, May 23, 2006

There's Something New In My Knitting Basket

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It's official. I'm spoiled. I now own a pair of Brittany Black Walnut knitting needles (size 6.5mm), thanks to my husband. I've always admired these hard-to-find needles and wished for a pair, though I was never willing to pay the price for the ones I would see on ebay. John gave these to me as an anniversary gift, even though we had agreed we would not buy gifts this year, just go out for a nice dinner. After 22 years, I should have known better. He says they're not really a gift, just a tool. Of course, being the practical one, I stuck to our agreement and only gave him a card. Pitiful! The very least I can do now is to knit him some socks...out of Trekking (XXL)..and he can Trek Along With Me too.

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(R-L) Color #115 and Color #113

10 comments:

  1. Those needles are so nice! Congratulations on your anniversary, and I can't wait to see his socks!

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  2. Beautiful needles! I never use straight needles anymore but have kept all my Brittany straights. I can't bear to part with something so lovely :o)

    And if your hubby is anything like mine, he'd like nothing better than a pair of handknit socks. My hubby adores his.

    Happy Anniversary!

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  3. Congratulations on your anniversary! And thanks for the link to the Trekking knit along -- I signed up too! Can't knit preemie stuff all the time.

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  4. Nice idea to keep the Mr. happy;-)

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  5. What a loving gift from hubby. After 27 years, my husband still gives the better gifts. Can you tell you hubby to E mail my hubby my list?

    Happy Anniversary and many more to come.

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  6. Congratulations on the Anniversary!

    The needles look lovely. I have watched those on ebay but also never paid the price. You will have to give us a review on how they feel compared to other wood needles.

    The lace washcloth in the post below is lovely too!

    You need a little case for your socks that you can put a travel sticker on for each park you hike at ;)

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  7. Marcia7:44 PM

    Those needles are breathtaking. Great sock colors too. :)
    Happy anniversary!

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  8. beautiful! and happy anniversary!

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  9. Happy Anniversary!
    Love the needles! He is a keeper ; )

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  10. Aww what a wonderful luxury and special gift to have those knitting needles!! They're beautiful!! And very appropriate gift from your dear husband. Happy Anniversary - best wishes for a lifetime of happiness together. :)

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~Tracy