Since I happened to be in the area near a favorite yarn store of mine this weekend (Knit and Stitch Boutique
), I decided to go ahead and get supplies for the Circular Knit Lab Craftsy class I plan to complete after I finish the current Knit Lab class I’m taking. The projects for this next class require double pointed needles and circular needles. I am still finding my way through knitting so hoped the knowledgeable people at the shop could help me, and they did. They are always so nice and friendly there.
I ended up with this huge cake of Marble Chunky yarn in the blue/violet colorway. Believe it or not, it’s acrylic, but I loved the color mix, and hey, washable is always a good thing. Plus, it was $15. Some of the other yarn I was fondling was going to run a lot more, and while I do believe in using good materials even when you are starting out, I was not up for making a $50 hat just yet.
The lady in the shop who was helping me suggested ChiaoGoo needles. Since I have not heard anything bad about this brand and have really no basis for comparison, I went with her suggestion. The tube connecting the circulars feels very flexible, and the bamboo parts have really nice points on them. Of course, I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that to make 1 hat I need all these needles, but luckily I didn’t spend a ton on my purchase, just a tad over $30, which is a record low for me in this shop.