I'm going to make my first attempt at knitting (in my entire life) this week in a short class being held at our public library. (I'm 51 and want to start a new hobby that will take me away from the computer for awhile.)
The course instructor gave a list of items to purchase to bring to the first session. I went to Michael's (a chain-craft store out here in California) to get the stuff this afternoon, but was confused by the wide variety of wool. Also, there was a shortage of knitting needles.
I'm just wondering if I might have better luck buying these things at an online store. If anyone thinks thats a good idea, could you provide me with a link to an online store? This is the "shopping list".
-Approximately 400 yards of worsted weight yarn. (Can also use 200 yards each of 2 different colors.)
MUST BE 100% WOOL IN ORDER TO FELT.
Most feltable yarns will say they are feltable on the label.
-Patons Classic Wool
-1 pair US Size 9 straight knitting needles, any material.
Class starts Wednesday evening. As usual, I've left this to the last minute!