Miss P recently blogged about her latest knitting revelation – that it’s worth investing in good wool. I couldn’t agree more and wanted to add my own four penn’worth. Avoid cheap circular knitting needles at all costs!
When I had to frog back my Miette cardigan at Christmas, my festive knitting sanity was saved by Mum lending me a pair of her circular needles in a size bigger. Now, don’t get me wrong – I was very grateful to my mother and carried on knitting all through Christmas. But, jeez. Those needles. Even after weeks of use, they refused to give up the rigid bends in the plastic strand, see picture above. Where the needle points meet the strand there is the most heinous angle to get your knitting around:
I finally ran out of patience last week and ordered a duplicate pair in bamboo from Clover. My work’s transferred over now. So much nicer to work with, so much more relaxed, a barely discernible join between needle and tube.
There are some things I won’t spend money on. Clothes covered in designer logos. Energy drinks. There are some things I will spend money on. Decent knitting supplies and good coffee.
What about you?