Karin

Skacel: an international family

The thing I like most about Skacel is that we are a family run and family oriented company.  Not only do we have three generations of Skacels working here, but all of our employees and most of our vendors, have become part of our extended family.  

It is true that our vendors are across an ocean in Europe, but over the years we have developed close bonds.  I visit Germany once a year to connect with our family-owned vendors over there, and once a year most of them visit us.  Frequently when they visit, they stay in our home.  This gives us a very comfortable atmosphere to discuss business, family, hobbies, and whatever we desire.

This past Independence Day we were fortunate enough to have Thomas Selter (5th generation owner and President of addi) come stay with us and celebrate.  Thomas was such a sport that he actually dressed as Uncle Sam, which prompted us to name him and his partner, Claudia Malcus, King and Queen of Independence Day. 

       

Not all was fun-and-games for when we discussed the addi Lace Clicks we got into a little wrestling match.  Although it does look like I am in a death grip, fear not, I won! 

We have gotten one step closer to getting the production of the Lace Clicks into full swing!  Our estimated arrival date of these needles should be end of summer or early fall.  Don’t get the impression that I wrestle my vendors a lot.  It’s only on occasion.

Rob

I like fast cars and even faster needles!

robWe all have our addictions. My addiction happens to be sports cars. I have been infatuated with fast cars for as long as I can remember. Thus, I modify any vehicle that makes its way into my garage. If there is a widget or gizmo available that will somehow better my car’s performance or handling, chances are I have it (or want it really, really badly).

I have adopted this philosophy with many of my hobbies and pastimes, and I know I’m not the only person who feels this way.  For instance, you walk into your LYS and notice that your favorite needle company *cough* addi *cough* has just released an addition to your favorite interchangeable needle kit *cough* Click *cough*.  Your eyes widen and your heart begins to race, as your hand slowly liberates the item from its location on the display rack.  You’ve found the gizmo.  You’ve located the widget.  Yes, you have single handedly uncovered the piece de resistance that will complete your set and ultimately align the planets and alter the course of your knitting forever.  Life is good.

In an attempt to align the planets on your behalf, we are happy to announce the arrival of the elusive US 5 Click tips and addi Click cord/connector packs.

The supplemental US 5 tip packs contain (2) 3.75mm Click tips.  Add these nickel plated necessities to your set to complete the highest quality interchangeable needle kit available!

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The cord/connector packs feature three extra 100% nylon addi Click cords (brilliant blue of course), in 24”, 32” and 40” lengths.  The pack also includes an extra connector piece, which can be used to create longer cords, or to hold your stitches in place by locking both ends of your cable to the connector.clickcords

Look to your LYS or nearest addi Turbo® stockist, to pick up your addi Click additions today!

Now, while you sit perched at your computer, planning the quickest route to your LYS, I am going to hop in my car and make vroom-vroom noises in the parking lot!

Happy Knitting,

Rob