My husband bought me this set of Denise Interchangeables when I first learned how to knit. At that point, I had purchased all my yarn from area “lot” stores and big-name retailers. I didn’t know about local yarn stores or Ravelry, and had never even met another knitter, crocheter, spinner, or weaver.
This is not meant to be a dig against Denise needles. I actually like them for flat, worsted+ knitting. But I work mostly in the round and/or with fingering weight yarns and I think I’ve simply grown out of of these. I don’t think I’ve invested in any knitting equipment that wasn’t directly related to the yarn business since this set. I already know what I’m getting (Chiaogoo red lace FTW!) Time to save my pennies!
I’m also going to continue to work down my stash of sweater quantity yarns. Several of these were purchased at the aforementioned discount stores *and* I still have thrift store sweaters to frog. Right now I’m working on Girasole with BRIGHT orange Lion Brand Cotton Ease.
And then there are monsters. I made two in the week between Christmas and the new year. I want to make one more before I ship them off to 600 Monsters Strong.
I will continue to participate in Nerd Wars. I’ve had so much fun AND I’m using my languishing fingering weight and handspun stash. In December I made a handspun hat.
In shop news, it’s Play at Life Fiber Arts’ 4th anniversary! To celebrate, I’ll be including a special gift in each order throughout the month of January. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PALers!