Follow up(s)

I apologize for the scattered nature of this post, and also for allowing some of your e-mails to ferment in my Inbox to an almost-pickled state.

As much as I try to run this knitting blog independent of my personal life, this is an impossible proposition at its very nature. Lately work and life in general have been frantic. Nothing bad, just everything sped up about fourfold.

I’ll be more alert in about a week, and I appreciate your patience until then.


Yesterday I was privileged to witness the knitting wedding of the year! It was beautiful and uniquely special, and no fewer than three people (Omar’s mom, Greeley, and Katie) busted out their knitting. I wish Betsy and Omar many happy years together.


There has been some knitting progress! Well, there has been no actual knitting, just progress in locating a cute pattern.

My, oh my! Did you catch that?!?

I found a cute pattern in a new-to-me book while browsing the shelves of Barnes & Noble this weekend. I requested the book from the library (it’s just one pattern, after all), and even have a yarn in mind already. I’ll report more when I have something substantial to say.


There has been some sewing progress! Well, there has been no actual sewing, just progress in locating a sewing teacher. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, so I’ll report when I have something more substantial to say.


As for the needles, we’ve done it, haven’t we?!? Hehehe…

Thank you, everyone, for writing to Ms. Skacel Haack. I understand that she has received many e-mails expressing interest in pointier Addis, and that several of you even received a response from her! (I haven’t yet, but I’m sure I will).

She writes, “We at Skacel now know there is an interest in pointed needles for lace knitting.”

We’ve been heard!

To all the blunt Addi Turbo addicts, do not worry! “I would like to clarify that Skacel has no intentions of discontinuing the addi Turbo line as it currently is… Now that we are aware that there is a desire and need for quality, pointed, circular, lace knitting needles, we will see what we can do to fill that need.”

A full copy of the response is in the comments.

I’m just overwhelmed, in a good way! It was so simple – Sheila sent me an e-mail, I wrote a little blog post, and now this! Could it be? Will it actually be? One day in my lifetime I can knit lace with ultimate pleasure and comfort?!?

We’ll just wait and see ;).

And if you haven’t sent an e-mail yet, what are you waiting for? Join the crowd! The more, the merrier! Once again, all the details are here.


I realized that I’ve sort of let the 400th Jaywalker winner to go unnoticed! Oh, the shame! The others and their prizes were announced proudly, so let me continue the tradition.


The winner is Not An Artist Michelle! As her prize she received 2 skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Pond Blue (from Linda’s store, of course). Congratulations, Michelle!

That’s it for now. It feels like this entry moved fourfold faster than typical, too ;).


12 thoughts on “Follow up(s)

  1. Kat

    Yay for the great response about the sharper needles! I’ll cross my fingers that a new line actually comes out!

  2. amy

    Why does Alice’s Restaurant suddenly come to mind…to paraphrase: “You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think she’s really persnickety andthey won’t listen. And if two people, two people write, they may think they’re both crazy and they won’t listen either of them. And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people e-mailing for pointier Addis. They may think it’s an organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I said fifty people a day sending an e-mail and asking for pointier needles. And friends they may thinks it’s a movement!”

  3. linda

    The response was wonderful from Ms Haack and it just goes to show what we can do as a people in so many different ways with our power to blog. It is instantly political, or whatever, but instant. Thanks, Kathy, for negotiating this perhaps coup.

  4. Angie

    If you don’t stop posting the link to Linda’s yarn, I might not be able to stop myself from buying the yarn, each time I go and look and look and ponder and …

  5. Kimberly

    Hi there!

    Speaking of changes in needles like Addi Turbos, have you tried Plymouth’s pointier counter to them? I am using a circular 24-inch US02 from them along with my AT equivalent for knitting up a pair of socks to see which I like better. A duel is forthcoming!! 🙂

    BTW, that yarn is GORGEOUS! But I need to thin out my stash first before getting any. 🙁


  6. Jenni

    Regarding the lack of response to you from Ms. Skacel-Haack, I do believe she did! I saw your e-mail in the list of 8 individuals she responded to on Thursday. Hmm. Perhaps it didn’t go through. Please know that she did try to write you!

  7. Susan

    As a librarian I have to say thank you thank you thank you thank you for requesting that book via ILL. Buying books is all well & good (as both my over-stuffed bookshelf at home & my credit card know!) but using the library resources exactly how they were meant to be used is equally well and good!!!!!

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