Friday, May 20, 2011

Knitting Needles & Yarn

I had reason today to go back to my local store for more knitting yarn. While I was there I got chatting with another customer & low & behold all the coating on her metal knitting needles was coming off too. You may remember I mentioned it in my last post. I wonder why that is? We chatted about storage, which I thought may have been my problem, but as this lady used a different storage method to me, this was not the case. Her thoughts were towards humidity. Personally, I think it must be quality.

As to the yarn I purchased, the red is a 100% pure new wool, while the blue is a bamboo yarn. I haven't knitted with bamboo before so this will be interesting. I'll keep you informed. Both yarns are 4 ply for something special. Watch this space!


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That is beautiful yarn! I have knitted with bamboo before, and I really like the feel of it.

Does the coating just wear off on the tips? I've experienced that, and I always figured it was from the needles rubbing together as I knit. I never worried about it much. However, I don't knit with metal needles very often. I prefer bamboo.

Karyn said...

I have my grandmother's metal knitting needles and they all seem fine; so it can't be simply an age thing. I would go with your idea of quality.
Good luck with the knitting. Bamboo knits up beautifully. Can't wait to see what you are making.

Linda said...

Both yarns look inviting Jenny, and I'm interested to see the finished projects in due course. I have knitted with bamboo, and have to say it is one of the loveliest knitting experiences I've had. The little beanies I made for premmie babies were so soft and so cute, and not because of my knitting!!! I haven't had any issues with my metal needles, and I wouldn't say I've been fanatical about storage over the years. I haven't lived in a humid environment either.