I don’t know about where you live, but here in Brighton the weather has turned. It has done a full u-turn, from warm and pleasant to grey and rainy and windy. I would complain about it only being August and the unfairness of it all but truth be told I always long for Autumn by this time in the summer. I will be wishing for sunshine come February but I am sure many of you will agree that the start of Autumn feels like a new year. It’s like knitting new year. It’s the time I start making lists, going through my stash and matching up patterns. It’s spring cleaning time for knitters.
One thing the cold weather means is that I will be getting back into knitting is socks. I haven’t knitted any socks in 2014 yet but that is definitely going to be corrected in the next couple of months. This brings me seamlessly to the shop update. The perfect sock knitters companion is the new double pointed needle sets from ChiaoGoo.
These sets are the newest addition to the ChiaoGoo family. When I think of ChiaoGoo I think of quality and these sets are no different. The steel set comes with 6 sets of 6 inch DPNs made from ChiaoGoo’s signature satin sheen, high grade stainless steel in sizes 2.00mm up to 3.25mm. The bamboo set has 5 sets of 6 inch needles made from ChiaoGoo’s dark patina bamboo in sizes 2.25mm up to 3.25mm. Both types of needles are smooth and comfortable to hold and are packed neatly into a zipped pouch along with 12 stitch markers and a needle gauge.
These would make great gift, for yourself or a knitting friend. Is it too soon to be thinking about Christmas? Leave the product page open on your computer, strategically placed your laptop around the house, on the coffee table perhaps, open it up just as a loved one asks to check their e-mail, they might get the hint and you might get a nice surprise.