Well this is nifty

The last time I was in my LYS (The Village Knitter in Babylon), I picked up a really useful tool: a Needle Keeper for circular needles! Mine is silver, but they come in a variety of colors It works wonders at keeping my sharp Chiaogoo size 1s from poking holes in my project bag (or through my purse). I only wish I had one of these when I was dragging my Pi shawl around. I wouldn’t have ended up with a zillion dropped stitches! In other news, Shannon Okey, Mad Scientist at Cooperative Press and all around good person, is trying to buy back the rights to her book ‘Spin to...

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Needle Review: Chiaogoo Red Lace needles

Today is a rest day for Le Tour de Fleece. Instead of spinning, i’m reviewing products. Let me get this out of the way first: Knitting needles are subjective. By that I don’t mean that the existence of knitting needles depends on your perspective. Rather, I mean that knitting needles, cables, tips, materials, are a matter of personal taste. I like the sharpest, pointiest, metal tips I can find. My ideal needles are Signature Needle Arts 6″ Stillettos, but since I can’t afford too many of those I buy other needles to soothe my soul. A few weeks ago I received a lovely...

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