A few weeks ago the possibility of purchasing HiyaHiya needles was brought up on a Ravelry group I frequent. Someone was interested in ordering a size of Interchangeables that weren’t current in stock in this online store I’ve very fond of. She was told if she were to go to the HiyaHiya website and find some she liked our lovely shop owner was about to put in an order. Not long after came the query “can you order me the Limited Edition Interchangeable Set of 5″ Sharps?”
I’ve been wanting to get a new set of interchangeables since I started using the HiyaHiya fixed circulars and dpns last year. There is just no comparison between my KnitPicks Interchangeables and the HiyaHiyas fixed regular or sharp set. But I kept putting it off. And putting it off.
But curiousity got the better of me and I went to the site. Just to look. And to see what was so limited edition about these needles. I found a lot of extras came with this set. It came in a gorgeous case. It had 13 sets of tips, 4 cables in four lengths, cable connectors, stoppers, puppy snips, darn it needles, and French stitch markers/Knitters Safety Pins. All for a very reasonable price.
So, in the spur of the moment, I posted in the forum asking for a set too. Audrey of course said yes! So, the order went in, PayPal invoices were emailed and paid. In a few days as PayPal in the meantime had frozen my account for suspicious use. Although the second email implied it was a random draw! That was cleared up within a few days! Meanwhile the needles were shipped to Audrey, who email me asking if I wanted blue or purple-she had a set of each left.
The original enabler had received her blue set and posted photographs in the forum. The case reminded me of peacock tail feathers. Being that blue-green is one of my top three favourite colours, I asked for the blue. Audrey shipped them the next day. I’ve been anxiously tracking them. They went from Michigan to NYC, NY, to Chicago back to NYC then finally to customs then were released from customs to Canada Post. Where the trail stopped as it so often does!
They didn’t arrive on Friday although some yarn did. My August Yarn vs Zombies Year of the Geek Club yarn arrived. The theme I chose was Tolkienverse. Kiki dyed up “Gollum” on her Artefact base. It’s gorgeous as all Kiki’s yarn is and took the usual time getting to me from Australia.
I didn’t check the mail yesterday. I didn’t have the energy to walk the three blocks. Today I checked and they were here! I immediately unwrapped them and took lots of photos!
Now I’m trying to be very very good and finish what I’m already working on before trying these out. But it’s so very difficult!
And they look so great!