Since I've been knitting for a fair number of years, I have a pretty decent needle stash. I've got my straights, DPNs, and circulars, all in a range that allows me to knit lace weight to bulky projects. But, like many of you, I'm sure, my needle stash is a jumble of bamboo, wood, nickel, and, yes, even aluminum (eeks!). Over the last couple of months, I've been thinking a lot about my needle stash, wanting to improve its quality -- since my yarn stash has graduated to more natural fibers, why not upgrade my tools, too, right?
So, during our trip to Boston, I treated myself to a pair of Addi Turbo needles and then later got a pair of Red Lace at my LYS. I'm starting to feel like a grown-up. While I'd love to have the money to invest in all Signature and Addi Turbo needles, I don't but still want to knit more regularly with good quality needles -- hence my new addition.
|Knit Picks Interchangeable Set, US4 - US11|
After finishing my Wholehearted Shawl and spending countless hours working on my baby design, I needed to cast on a vanilla project. I got out my cake of Cascade 220, picked up my new US9 circulars, and started knitting my first Baktus. Great pattern, horrible gauge. I frogged it after about 10 inches. I then switched to US8. Ugh, I frogged it again, but am now happily knitting this relaxing pattern on US7s.
So, yes, size matters, and I know I'm going to enjoy both my Baktus and my new needle stash.