my lys finally carries lantern moon needles. i was very excited. they feel wonderful.
but it has become a love hate relationship.
i bought several sets to work with for my TKGA master knitters courses. because i wanted the "best" materials. my size 6 had almost a slice along the grain that snags wool making them impossible to work with. my size 7's are a sad story...it crumbled in my hands while making an entrelac scarf. Then a friend remembered i had once said i wanted ebony DPN's. she got me your size 5's. "lovely, feel like butter...cant really use them though" needles there is an actual hole gauged into the wood!
add to this the misery of the baskets! in january my dad bought me a beautiful lantern moon basket lined with green silk. the handle unraveled in a month's time. my lys allowed me to exchange this so my dad wouldnt know... 5 weeks later it is sitting in my living room, the signs of the next handle unraveling, being a decorative use only basket. i was especially careful after the first basket's demise not to put very much in it, just in case it was my fault.
$135 plus tax later in lantern moon items, i have a decapitated sheepy tape measure, and "look but dont touch" basket, 3 sets of unusable needles (2 straights, 1 Dpn set), and one pair that look good but i am afraid to use.
am i under a lantern moon curse?! or is this typical of overpriced poor quality knitting Fad items?
~ the yarn yenta ~
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