In the process of trying to improve upon my bears, I’ve decided to make them bigger, first by using some really plush alpaca, then by upping the needle size from a puny size 4 to a big, round size 8.
Now, in the time that I’ve been knitting I have acquired tons of needles in all sets and sizes. And would you believe I have probably every size needle you can think of except 5’s, 6’s, 7’s and 8’s. Dang! I have everybody else all tucked and stuffed all over my work space, but none of the size I needed.
This is really not the time to be spending money, but I was ready to hand over the $6 for just one pair of size 8’s. Because you have to spend a little money to make money, right? $6 is a lot of money right now.
Before I made that commitment, I started peeking around, looking around for something more economical….when I found this. An entire set of bamboo double pointed knitting needles from sizes 1-10 with a set of 5 needles each….for $6.
Hot damn! Don’t you love when you get a bargain like that! I pulled out the 8’s and went to work. The needles feel really good! Nice and smooth through the hands, the tips are pointed enough, rounded enough, and they’re all properly labeled in English (and Chinese!)
They came individually wrapped in plastic bags, so no case or anything, but I have this love for little wooden boxes, especially cigar humidors. I happened to have one just the right size for them all to fit in. Oh, amazing it looks on my desk 🙂
I finished my big, little bear last night, tucked him in a quick little sweater and put him in my shop. I’m still about $250 short on getting the rent, so this one bear won’t be enough, and I’m not going to be able to knit enough to collect that much by the end of the day. So, if you can help in any way, please do. I really do appreciate it. Little by little things are getting themselves in order. I have all of the tools I need to get those big dreams moving again. After all, I’ll never have to buy knitting needles ever again!
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