Mo Knits

She also gardens, bakes, reads and exercises. But mostly Mo Knits.

A Match Made In Heaven


Yesterday I was feeling excited because I took the package containing my scarf and contracts to the Post Office and mailed them to Interweave Knits. For the first time in ages I finished something before deadline, and that was a load off my mind!

I have been thinking of trying Lantern Moon needles, but they are on the expensive side for me. Upon leaving the Post Office, I thought maybe I’d like reward myself for getting a pattern published, and being ahead of schedule. I decided to head to my nearest knit shop, Rumpelstiltskin, and pick up a pair of size 5’s. I had my heart set on rosewood, and Linda had them in 4’s, but she only had 5’s in ebony. Ebony!

This morning my head was buzzing with ideas, and I took out those lovely ebony needles. I searched the dresser where I store yarn, and pulled out a cone of Lingo from Artfibers. I fell in love with Lingo the moment I saw it, but after knitting about four inches on a little tank for myself, I was finished. I was not feeling the love anymore. Linen was too hard to handle. Not elastic, rough on my fingers. Not bueno.

This time I was using my special, special ebony needles. I’m telling you, this yarn and these needles are a  match made in heaven. No problemo. I can’t believe it: I am loving linen.


Author: moknits

I'm an addict. I obsessively shop for yarn and pattern books, then knit like a fiend. When I'm not knitting something out of someone else's head, I'm thinking up designs of my own. When I grow up I want to be Elizabeth Zimmermann. On the rare occasions I'm not knitting, or thinking about knitting, or shopping for knitting, I sometimes bake, cook, garden, read, and exercise. The exercise is not by choice. I only do it to manage pain from a herniated disc. Exercise for me works better than Vicodin, and I highly recommend it.

3 thoughts on “A Match Made In Heaven

  1. Interesting that the needles would make such a difference. Neat!

    • I couldn’t believe it. I knit for at least a half hour, and it made a huge difference.
      Clara Parkes often includes a line or two about the needles she uses when she swatches for Knitter’s Review.

  2. Linen – my favorite really. And yes – the needles make such a difference. I’ve never tried ebony – but I love my Rosewood and my Crystal Palace bamboo.

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