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

kiwiknitter's picture

You're correct on all counts

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!

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog

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

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!

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog

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

QueerJoe's picture

I love the Addi needle

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.