Knitting Gifts for Me

kiwiknitter's picture

I've been shopping for me again! Patternworks was very wise to send me a catalog all the way to New Zealand.

I have tried many different containers to hold my current project and wools but without much success. Either they are too small, the opening is too narrow or I have to bend over from my chair to scrounge around to find the colour I'm needing at the time. I saw bin in the catalog and it works perfectly for me. It is large enough to hold everything nicely and best of all, it's at chair arm height so I don't have to bend over. Unfortunately, the one I received was assembled incorrectly at the factory so I couldn't finish assembling it. But, Patternworks has a unconditional, hassle-free guarantee policy and they are sending me a replacement.

http://www.patternworks.com/productdetail/300444.htm

There are lots of needle gauges available but frequently they are generic and not always reliable. I found this Addi needle gauge which is made just for their needles. Out with the generic and in with the brand name! I do like it and the hole sizes are spot on.

http://www.patternworks.com/productdetail/900221.htm

As if this hobby weren't expensive enough with just the cost of the knitting wools and now I have to have toys, too!

Comments

QueerJoe's picture

I love the Addi needle gauge...it's so much better than any other I own (and I own a few). It looks so small and cheaply made and it's so damn expensive for a little piece of plastic, but I'm considering buying another one for my travel knitting bag.

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog Wow I like both, but 50 dollars for a caddy. It looks like a TV Tray's legs and a canvas multipocket caddy! You can probably have one made for less. I enjoy spending money, but not for things I think I canmake lol!

kiwiknitter's picture

You'll notice I don't have "crafty" in front of my name - and for a very good reason! I'm afraid that I am forced to purchase many things that other talented folks can make. Oh well, more time for knitting!

Knit like the wind!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog That's ok, I understood what youmeant! Cheers!

kiwiknitter's picture

You're correct on all counts here, except it doesn't look cheaply made (but of course, it cost pennies for the manufacture). I am happy with it as I only have Addi Turbos and so it made sense to buy a gauge which fit my needles. Plastic = Petroleum = $$$$$ is all I can say. I don't think you'll be disapointed with it.

NB: Ooops, this is supposed to be in response to QueerJoe's comments. Non-crafty and now computer-stupid. Where will it end?

Knit like the wind!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly