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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Bling Bling

I took the day off work today to get some new bling:

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That's right - your very own Ms. Concateknit is a 30-year old freak with braces.

No, it doesn't bother me much.

Not really.

Not really.

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Luckily, braces don't effect my ability to knit:

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Yarn: Knit Picks Sock Garden (awesome yarn, btw)

This is my first sock knit on two circular needles, and I think I'd really love it if I wasn't using stupid Inox circs. Has anyone else had trouble with their Inox joins being really rough? I feel like I'm scratching the hell out of my yarn.

The solution? I stopped by the Snow Goose and bought myself two pair of US 3 Addi Turbo circs.

I think I deserved a little knit-therapy today.

13 Comments:

  • At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Colleen said…

    Oh, you're so brave. I don't think that I'd have the stamina for braces again. Not that they bothered me the first time that I had them (really, I couldn't have cared less), they were just a bit of a pain.

     
  • At 4:30 PM, Blogger maryse said…

    i can see right up your nose! ha!

    don't be sad about the braces. just think about the fabulous new smile you are going to have. (not that the unblinged smile wasn't fabulous).

     
  • At 5:46 PM, Anonymous Eilene said…

    We are all going to get braces now to be in like you! :-)

     
  • At 6:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh the pain! I remember it well. It will be worth it though, you just wait and see. You so deserved some knit therapy!

    ~melanie
    www.msmelanie.prettyposies.com

     
  • At 6:48 PM, Blogger Lauren said…

    I made it my personal mission to collect all of my orthodontist's t-shirts when I had braces. They were so crazy--they had cartoons with sayings like "Brace Face" "Metal Head"... what I wouldn't do for one of those now! You should totally get your rubberbands changed to reflect seasonal colors--I did that too :P

    Braces are way cool--except when they tear up the insides of your cheeks. Use your wax!

    Guess who I get to see in less than a month????

    xoxo

     
  • At 6:57 PM, Blogger Mindy said…

    Ahh, braces. I had not one but two bouts with them--6th and 7th grade then 9th and 10th grade. I ignored every rule the orthodontist gave me (such a rebel) and everything turned out fine. Don't be like me. Listen to your doc!! Love your sock yarn. I've been eyeing it for some time.

     
  • At 11:50 PM, Blogger Gracie said…

    Braces are a good excuse to drink lots of chocolate milkshakes!

    Love the sock yarn! I'm using it too and I love it.

     
  • At 12:12 PM, Blogger Nancy said…

    Awww, but at least you're a cute freak. :-)

    I haven't used the Inox circs (I've always used Addi turbos), but almost bought some Inox the other day. I think I'll stick with what I know.

     
  • At 11:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I just finished a pair of socks using Inox 4s and the magic loop. No problems at all with my joins. I'm actually using 1s right now with the magic loop and again no problems... maybe yours were bad ones, were they the regular Inox or the Inox Express, not that I'd expect either to be superior.

    Johanna
    Jofrog is Knitfrog

     
  • At 5:02 PM, Blogger Vicki Knitorious said…

    My mother was 40 when she had her first braces... You'll be happy in the end (hope it's fast)!

     
  • At 12:03 PM, Blogger um said…

    braces are the new black, i hear. they look great. i guess this means you won't be chewing gum or eating gummy bears for awhile, which sucks, but at least you will have a deeper appreciation for all things chewy once your braces are off. go you!

    nice socks, lady! :)

     
  • At 5:53 PM, Blogger knittygirl said…

    Hi Elisa!
    I'm back from the dead, it seems, and had to comment that my experience with inox circulars was similar to yours. They just don't compare to addi turbos at all. I"ve never knit a sock on two circs yet....how do you like it?
    Kerry

     
  • At 7:53 AM, Blogger Mike said…

    Hi. I seem to be getting a bit lost looking for bling phone. Seems to be a lot of it around but finding just the right stuff about bling phone is taking me some time. I would like to say though you have a blinging good site here. Hope to get back sometime. Keep up the good work.

     

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