Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Knit-picking

I really do enjoy knitting. There's something about the activity that's kind of hypnotic. Anyway, I somehow lost the other half of my size 4 pair of needles, which was really annoying. I'm sure it'll turn up when I don't need it, lol. Anyway, I went to the Marikina public market yesterday (have I told you how much I love my hometown?). I went to the 2nd floor of the dry goods building to look for more knitting needles (I wasn't sure I'd find any as knitting isn't really popular here - people are more into crochet. I usually get my needles from specialty craft stores at the malls.). I was already convinced that I wouldn't find any when I took a wrong turn on my way out of the building (I seriously lack any sense of direction) and came across this stall that sold sewing thingies. Just for the sake of inquiry, I asked if they had knitting needles and the owner (an elderly woman) kind of spaced out to remember if she did have knitting needles. She finally decided to check and instructed her assistant to rummage through the bottom part of one of her display shelves, describing the needles as she did so (that's how unpopular knitting is here - they wouldn't even know what I was talking about - one clerk actually handed me crochet hooks when I asked if they had knitting needles). The woman told me that she knew she had stock from decades ago that never sold. Thankfully, she did still have them (they looked really vintage, lol) and I bought 3 more pairs. So, yeah, you can count on me to be knitting, baking, or making origami boxes in the following weeks. Ought to be fun. :)




Pick-up-sticks, anyone?

6 comments:

Grampy said...

Glad you found your Knitting needles.My wife thinks I should take up knitting to keep me out of trouble.

spinninglovelydays said...

It's certainly very absorbing, lol. Thanks for stopping by, Grampy. :)

Sharkbytes said...

What a pretty arrangement of your projects! I'm glad you found the needles.

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spinninglovelydays said...

Oh wow! That's great! :)

Vera said...

nice, where did you learn knitting? I'd love to learn how to knit too. My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was a young girl and it's something i do every once in a while (mmm, the last time would probably be 2008 though)...

spinninglovelydays said...

Learned via YouTube, lol... Love crocheting too :)