Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Realization of Loss.... a.k.a. - Where oh Where Can My Knitting Needles Be...

For several months now, actually since I put together my new studio in our new home, I have had a feeling that something was not right in the Green Girl knitting world. Something just out of my reach and memory. This feeling has come and gone many times, but it hit again yesterday and it has not stopped bothering me all of today. So, I've been playing memory games with myself. What is it, what's wrong with this picture, what's out of focus, what can I almost touch, but not quite??? There's a foggy memory in the back of my mind that does not want to come to the fore front and be recognized. Why? What is it hiding from???

Then as I'm sitting and working on an angel assignment for my Baker's Square group it blossoms (more like it hits me upside the head with a thud.) My knitting needle supply is not complete. I've been researching and testing a new (new to me) plastic knitting needle from Boye called Perfection Points. For plastic they are fabulous and their point is a true tapered point. I really am enjoying these needles. And what struck me is that I've used them before, I'm sure of it, but they weren't the pretty colors I have now. More of the memory unfolds - they were called Balene Perfection Points and they were cream colored and suppose to be a plastic representation of Balene whale bone. I love these needles and I should have tons of them - circulars, straights, double pointed - the whole range, but where are they? That's what has been bothering me all this time, I have a plastic case and bag full of these needles. When I started using addi Turbos,Clovers, Signatures and other nicer (aka  -more expensive) needles, these got put away (back in Seattle.) Where are they????? I did not put them away in the new studio. I have not seen them for a very long time. I'm at s loss and I'm sad -I want my needles back. Why was I ever lured away from their lovely smooth finish and perfect little tapered points?

I'll tell you why - I was lured by the shiny, slick metal of the addis, by the smooth warmth of the Clover woods - and all because someone told me that plastic was cheap and not a good material for knitting needles and I must have the best to be a proper knitter. HOGWASH!!!! I was a proper knitter with my Balene's and I'm no better now with all my fancy needles. Yes, there is a needle for every project, but my Balene's were lovely and creamy and they did their job with no complaints.

So, to my dear Balene's - I'm sorry - please come out of hiding and join my other knitty friends in the studio. Take your proper place in my collection once again. I promise to never be a respecter of needles based on their cost or material just because someone told me they knew better. Come out, come out wherever you are...
I truly have no idea what happened to these needles. They have to be here somewhere, but where? So, the search begins...... to be continued.....

Peace and joy to you all......
The Green Girl

1 comment:

Kristine said...

I loose more crochet hooks than I care to admit. So, I go out and buy another one, only to find the one that was missing. Someday I'll have them all together, in one spot, and be shocked with the amount I've accumulated. lol