Wednesday, May 17

Oh....oh.....oh.....having a heartattack

Praise be to the higher powers!
I offer myself to as a sacrifice to the almighty beings!!
Worship, worship, worship!!



Ok. I posted on my Freecycle group for some knitting needles. I have an addiction to them. The more the better. I have posted before but never got any replies so I was so not expecting anything. I checked my email early this morning and saw I had two replies. The first one had a set of circulars for me and she was going to go through her stash and find some more. Plus she might have some yarn for me. Cool. I was excited. I got another lady later today who said she has a ton of used needles and if I can let her know sizes she'll grab some for me. But that is not the cause of worship/praise/sacrifice and shuddering. Oh no. Far from it. The part that gets me so excited I am on the verge of passing out due to lack of oxygen in my brain is the second response.

The lady has just had brain surgery and can no longer knit. She only has gripping ability on one side of her body (I learned that as I was picking them up). In her email she said she had some circs and a set of 26 (so I figured out 13 pairs). Did I want them? Of course I did! Turns out she lived very close so I jetted over there to pick up my goodies.

There is nothing in the world that could have prepared me for what I was about to get.

I expected some used circs without their case. The 26 I figured were various straight she had acquired throughout the years...you know, like your grandma's cup of needles. Again. I was wrong.

I now have in my possession:
10.5 aluminum straights
THREE (yes 3 as in the number after 2 and before 4) sets of new and in the package Susan Bates Silvalume circulars (7,8, and 10)
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A complete-never opened-or-used-in-the-leather-casing Boye Needlemaster interchangeable circular needle set. It has everything in it! She has never used this!!! She didn't even realize what they were!! She only knew they were knitting needles!! I googled it all. The Boye set alone is about 100 bucks. The Susan Bates plus that and I have over 100 dollars worth of new needles for FREE!!!

Ok...I'm having brain seizures now.

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Wowza! How awesome is that?! Makes me want to go try out my Freecycle! Sheesh - how awesome. What are you going to use them for first?!

Sarah said...

Cool! I love Freecycle! I posted asking for knitting needles on mine awhile back but got no responses. :(