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Old 10-08-2007, 05:40 PM   #1
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My Father's Explanation regarding Knitting Needles
Today my mother saw my wish list on the fridge. When she saw that I had "Options" listed, she asked what they were.

When I explained what they are, and that I think I'll like them (might know soon ) she asked why I needed more knitting needles as I have a lot of my Grandmother's needles.

My father piped up in my defence...

"Well, its like drill bits. You never know what you are going to have to drill through, so its important that you have all sorts of drill bits so that when it comes time, you can drill the hole you need!"



Thanks Dad! [now why would a Financial Speaker use that analogy?]
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:44 PM   #2
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I love it and am going to use it as my excuse from this day forward as to why I need so many different sizes and kinds of needles.
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Originally Posted by Songbirdy View Post
Today my mother saw my wish list on the fridge. When she saw that I had "Options" listed, she asked what they were.

When I explained what they are, and that I think I'll like them (might know soon ) she asked why I needed more knitting needles as I have a lot of my Grandmother's needles.

My father piped up in my defence...

"Well, its like drill bits. You never know what you are going to have to drill through, so its important that you have all sorts of drill bits so that when it comes time, you can drill the hole you need!"



Thanks Dad! [now why would a Financial Speaker use that analogy?]
It's true! I have drill bits for lots of different projects...and needles for lots of different projects, too! Right on, Dad!
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Absolutely true!!
In fact, that's how I justified the purchase with my husband. I told him they were the "tools" I needed.

Luckily he's a tool junkie and bought it!! ;-)
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I use the tool justification myself.
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LOL! Great and correct explanation!

RE needles......before I knit I went to a garage sale of a friend of my mom's. His elderly mother had passed away and there were TONS of needles of every size..........many duplicates of the same size.......I couldn't understand WHY would you need more than one set of size 10s or whatever. Now I know!................OTNs............
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What an excellent justification!! I'll have to remember that one
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I love it! Such a good excuse for owning more needles!
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