Wednesday, May 10, 2006

the most awesome gift EVER!

you ever see that movie g.i. jane? i have a secret love for that movie. when instructor pyro yells as demi moore's character (jordan o'neil), "O'NEIL!!!!!" i always jump. makes me feel like i should do some push-ups or something. that movie makes me want to work out like nothing else. it also makes me call my friend at work, john o'neill, "O'NEILL!!!!!" when i see him in the hall, which he thinks is funny (thank god, because i am not sure i could stop myself). john, he's the nicest guy you could ever meet, and just all around cool. his hobby is working with and turning wood, and he is really great at it. yesterday, he gave me these. handmade knitting needles. he made them from some scraps of tiger wood he had laying around. they are AMAZING--better than my lantern moon needles, and WAY better than the brittany birch. they are smooth and slick and weigh next to nothing. plus they are just fucking BEAUTIFUL! i still can't believe that these are just his prototype. and now, he's all fired up to make some more and is filled with ideas for making them even better. i told him--you make all you want, brother--i'll happily knit with them all!

4 comments:

John said...

You rock, Jackie! Thanks for the outstanding praise! I'm already working on the next couple of pairs, and I might even get crazy and integrate some metal in the next ones for ya!!! Oh yea!

Cat said...

Oh definitely put them on Etsy and let us know when you do. I would love to try them. Have you thought about suggesting DPNs?

jackie said...

cat, he's in the process of making a crochet hook, some straight needles that are a combo of wood and metal, some experiments with laminates, and yes--double points as well. right now, he's just doing this for fun, but i am encouraging him to sell them--i'll keep you posted! :)

Your Knitters Tea Swap Pal said...

Great needles! You are very lucky! So what kind of tea treats do you like? I know you are in to black teas and sometimes green teas. No herbal? Why is that? I have some good ideas thought up, but if you want to get a little more detailed, I'd love it!