11 October 2008 @ 12:37 am
What the shit, Knitpicks?  
It is apparently my mission today to spam everyone's friends lists. So, happy Spam-mas, everybody!

I was just on the Knitpicks website, intending to buy a US 7 fixed circular needle, because I love the finish on the metal tips. So smooth. Such a pleasure to knit with.

And then I discovered that Knitpicks only offers fixed circular needles in sizes below US 4. Everything above that is an interchangeable -- the cords screw into the needle tips. The US 7 tips are $5.99 and the cords are $3.99, so that's $10 for the needles right there, and then shipping is another three bucks. Nearly fifteen bucks for a single knitting needle? Fuck that noise, Knitpicks! I've knit with interchangeables before, and I've heard so many bad things about Knitpicks interchangeables that I am not inclined to spend that much on a single knitting needle. Give me my fixed circulars or give me death.

So, I went to TheKnitter.com, where I can buy Inox Express for $6. Free shipping. Eat that, Knitpicks.

On an unrelated note, my new obsession is Twilight snark. Like, I've laughed myself silly over it. Growing Up Cullen made me hurt myself a little from the snorting laughter that came out of me. The crowning achievement of that series (?) is definitely the scrapbooking post.

EMMETT CAN YOU KEEP IT DOWN I AM READING PROUST!!!!

[livejournal.com profile] cigarettes214, please reassure me that I have not gone insane. I didn't even make it through the first book. But I am addicted to the lolfans.
 
 
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[identity profile] cigarettes214.livejournal.com on October 11th, 2008 06:37 am (UTC)
FEAR NOT! Twilight snark has become my new favorite pasttime!

ext_46111: for the family[identity profile] msmcknittington.livejournal.com on October 12th, 2008 07:52 am (UTC)
It sucks you in.

Wait. No. It dazzles you.
[identity profile] cigarettes214.livejournal.com on October 12th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
Frequently.
[identity profile] serenalyons.livejournal.com on October 11th, 2008 07:27 am (UTC)
OMG!!! This makes it worth reading that vile series. The things we do for our children...
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[identity profile] jennnlee.livejournal.com on October 11th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, God. That Twilight stuff is the funniest shit ever. I read the first 2 books and enjoyed them, then re-read the first book before I bought books 3 and 4. Suddenly it had become so melodramatic and crazy that I thought "I can't read two more books in this series" and that was that.
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[identity profile] beraht.livejournal.com on October 11th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
Most people I know that are into the series like the snark more than the books.
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[identity profile] sistercoyote.livejournal.com on October 11th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
You're not insane. All I know about Twilight I learned from Fandom_Wank (on JournalFen).

You have, of course, discovered [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda's summaries of the books, right?
ext_46111: proust[identity profile] msmcknittington.livejournal.com on October 12th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
I made it through the first third or so of the first book one day while I was subbing in the library and quite literally had nothing to do but put out six newspapers and take attendance for one class. And I skimmed that much. SO BAD!

Um, anyway, yes. I read [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda's summaries before finding Growing Up Cullen. But the Proust thing has stuck with me.
[identity profile] fireflykiwi.livejournal.com on October 11th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
hehe...I rather enjoyed [livejournal.com profile] stony321's synopsis found here : Final Chapter in the LDS Sparkledammerung Series There are links within the post for books 1,2,and 3...
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[identity profile] h0taru.livejournal.com on October 13th, 2008 12:01 pm (UTC)
I've heard generally decent things about the interchangeable sets and that if you DO get a bum (cable, needle, whatever) they ship a replacement no problem.
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