Chuck woke up and told me his dream:
``I was travelling on public transit. Worried about getting off at the correct stop.
Got off at the next stop, not sure which direction to go. First downhill then uphill.
(Hold on knitters, this is where it gets exciting.)
As I was going uphill I was retrieving yarn, two strands at a time, intended to be knit together, but I had to keep the yarn separated.
I had the opportunity to buy more yarn, but in order to carry it, it had to be knit first and I realized....
I don`t know how to cast on.``
Oooh, I can turn that nightmare into a good dream. I can make your dreams come true, baby.
First you start with needles. Now it turns into my real life knitting dream come true. Thanks to a contact in Germany I have all the reasonably priced Addi needles one could ever want, at least if you are a North American knitter.
Then there are those European sizes that have no US equivalent. Take the 7mm, what would be a US size 10.75. I find that one especially useful. I find too big a jump between 10.5's and 11's, and have difficulty getting gauge with chunky yarn. Lacking a 7mm 24" Addi, and no trip to Germany planned in the near future, I turned to e-bay.
This is a Hong Kong vendor advertising in Australian dollars, and the shipping comes to more than the needles (I find it a deceitful practice that some e-bay vendors have, making up for low prices in shipping fees), but in this case it was still a bargain.
And if you have no Addis, are tired of the flaws of interchangables, and are ready to to invest in the needles of your dreams, look at this vendor.