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Holiday Knitting Wishlist

Tuesday, 9 December, 2008

Last Christmas was a great day for me and my knitting. Not only did I get a yarn swift, but I also received a set of KnitPicks Harmony Wood interchangeable circular needles. Since getting them I think I’ve only made two projects that weren’t on Harmony Wood needles – they’re that great.

On other knitting blogs I’ve seen holiday knitting wishlists, made up of what Santa would bring them if they’d been really, really extra special good that year. Don’t all knitters have lists like that? I don’t think there’s any such thing as a completely satisfied knitter – there’s always more yarn, more tools, more patterns to acquire. This is my list.

1. Spindle Cat Studio Stitch Markers

Spindle Cat Studios makes sterling silver stitch markers. Most of the markers I own are beaded, and they dangle from my needles, and while they are nice I appreciate the simplicity of these.

2. Knitpicks double pointed needles

I already have the Knitpicks double pointed needle set, which goes up to a size 3. It isn’t often that I have a need for larger sized double pointed needles, but wouldn’t it be nice to have them all the way up to a size 10.5 anyways? Too bad they don’t sell them in a set.

3. Subscription to Interweave Knits

Interweave Knits is kind of like Playboy – I don’t read it for the articles.Β  Actually, I really don’t think I’ve ever read one of the articles in it. It’s all about the patterns.

4. Five skeins of Pigeonroof Studios Siren Two Sock in Bitter Orange

For a sweater. My own design, with a hood. This color is crazy beautiful.

5. An Ashford Traveller Double Treadle Spinning Wheel

In all honesty, this would probably be a really bad thing for me to own as I would not only continue to buy yarn, but I would also have to start buying roving. But the idea of knitting something out of yarn I handspun seems so lovely.

6. Knitting Vintage Socks

At the beginning of the year I was not a sock knitter. No way, no how. I’d only knitted one pair of socks, and that was for my Dad for Christmas. Fast forward 12 months, and I appear to have been bitten by the sock bug. I’ve checked this book out from the library before, and liked it so much I’d like a copy of my own.

7. Knitpicks 16″ circular needles

Because of the length of the needle, Knitpicks wasn’t able to include a cord in their interchangeable sets for 16″ circulars. But they do sell them in a fixed needle. There are several hats that I’d like to make, so getting these would be a real help. Of course, that would mean buying 15 different needles, although I think I could live with the size 3 – 10.5. But hey, this is a wish list, right?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tuesday, 9 December, 2008 5:35 pm

    I love 16″ needles for hats. I’m using one right now! But it’s not Harmony wood; just bamboo. Which I used to love, until I got addicted to ebony…

  2. Tuesday, 9 December, 2008 9:38 pm

    All excellent choices. I haven’t knit with the harmonies, but I *love* their metal needles. Kellen got me the options set last year. It’s good to be spoiled. πŸ™‚

    And the wheel is an excellent choice. I have an old Ashford Traditional, and I learned to spin on a Joy. I really like Ashford wheels. They’re classic. πŸ™‚ I promised myself I wouldn’t buy any (more) roving until I felt capable of spinning decent yarn, but that happened pretty quickly! There are worse addictions thought, right?

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