Thursday, July 17, 2008

A new addiction...eh...illness

I've been bitten by the knitting bug. It's as bad as sewing in terms of expenditures, worst even, remember the $30 socks? But, oh the yarns are so pretty and soft and I just want to turn them in to something beautiful. I've been on a little shopping spree as of late. I just purchased yarn to make 2 moderne baby blankets, one for my niece and one for O. Again...not cheap, each blanket required about $50 worth of yarn and that was getting the yarn on sale. I also am still in search of the perfect needles to round out my collection so I've ordered some knitpicks nickel, harmony woods and dpn to try out. Today I bought a pair of Susan Bates Velocity from A.C. Moore to check out. I read on Ravelry that the cables are just like knitpicks and the tips seem like Addi's. The price is slightly less than addi's so that is nice (about $5 less) and I was able to use a coupon (woohoo!) so while not a bargain, they won't break the bank. I knitted a few rows on them tonight and I like them. I have a confession though, I don't think I have very discriminating taste when it comes to knitting needles. I like them all and I guess since I haven't worked with a huge variety of yarns I can't really tell the difference.


learning to knit in the round on two circs. A hat in progress on 2 size 8 addi turbos.


yarn for O.'s baby moderne blanket

2 comments:

Heather! said...

Knitting is so relaxing. Cheaper than therapy or a massage or ... ;-)

I'm not too picky about needles, I just prefer using circs even when I'm not knitting in the round.

Can't wait to see those blankets!

Stephanie said...

Have you tried dying wool yet. That really just adds to the addiction.