We didn’t go visit my parents this weekend because their goat died. Poor Sarah the goat! Several years ago she was injured and ended up lame as a result. She learned to walk and hop/skip with her bad leg pretty well. She enjoyed playing with Sadie, their dog. And she still ate only the choicest of roses and bedding plants out of Mom’s garden, even when reaching them required extra effort. Well, the lame leg became infected again and this time she couldn’t pull through.
The girls were very disappointed at not going to Grandma & Grandpa’s. And to compound their misery they were forced to run errands with me all morning. Not much of a spring break. So as
an attempt to alleviate my guilt a reward I took them swimming at the YMCA this afternoon. All the way there I congratulated myself at the foresight for remembering to bring along my knitting. Clever knitter! Normally I’d sit idly, wishing I had something to keep me busy. However, partially because I’ve ceased caring what others think about seeing me in a bathing suit, and because they asked so sweetly, I joined them in the pool. As a result no knitting was done at that time. So much for being prepared.
After washing the dinner dishes this evening I pulled out the neglected project only to discover this (cue ominous music here)…
Yes my friends, those are TWO broken Brittany Birch knitting needles. Both of them snapped like twigs. I love Brittany needles, but this has happened far too many times for me to justify investing more money in this brand. It’s the third pair in a row that has broken during use or normal travel. I know that they guarantee their needles for replacement, but I just don’t have time to wait. The Clover Bamboo needles aren’t as pretty, but they are more durable. Heck, wood just might be eschewed altogether and Skacel Addi Turbo circulars might be purchased instead. I planned on heading over to a LYS in the morning anyway to pick up some more Cascade 220. While there I’ll see if they have any of the new Skacel lace needles too. Plans to make a lace shawl are underway.