Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Knitting Needles

Have you looked at your collection of knitting needles lately? There are so many different types and styles out there and the great thing is that it doesn't really matter what kind you use. You could be knitting with pencils and no one would be able to tell by the end result of the garment. Since needles are really a matter of preference, they might say something about the person using them. I think mine do. Donna of Random Knits is asking us to share our needle stash, so here's mine.
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Can you tell I like things simple and natural? Brittany birch needles are my favorite. I have a set of 10" straights from size US3 to US10.5 and a set of 14" straights from US4 to US17. Most of my dpns are Brittany also, ranging from US2 to US13, but I have a set of Lantern Moon size US1 and Skacel size US0. When it comes to circulars, my favorite is Addi Natura. These are bamboo needles with the same flexible cable as Addi Turbos. I may be one of the few that would choose the bamboo over the turbo. The clicking sound of metal gets on my nerves a little. So, what are you knitting with?

4 comments:

  1. wow what a beautiful collection:) i read your other posts, being a band patent is a lot of hard work... my parents did it for years with my older brother and sisters... they never encouraged me and my twin to join band, they had nothing left in them! enjoy your last year, then retire!!!

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  2. Such beautiful needles, and so neatly stored! I love bamboo and birch, too. Especially for baby clothes for some reason. I love soft pretty baby yarn sliding over birch needles - yum :)

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  3. So darn organized! Depends on what I'm knitting... acrylic seems to stick on my bamboo needles so I use aluminum for that. Wool is nice and slippy-slidey on the bamboo... which is how I like it. :)

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  4. OMG - you are so organized! Now I'll never be able to show my needles. Well, that and I could never find all of them.

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~Tracy