I usually order my sock yarn on-line & I usually get my other yarns at a LYS or craft store. I usually use Knit Picks circular knitting needles for my sock knitting, because I prefer using 2-cirs for socks. I just couldn't make up my mind what to do. My hubby suggested that if I had placed an order with Knit Picks to be sure to order enough to qualify for the free shipping. Well, I already have the Knit Picks Nickle Plated Options set & I love them! However, I couldn't think of other needles that I wanted that badly and when it comes to buying yarn....I'm a very touchy-feely kind of person. I need to touch and feel the yarn that I'm going to be working with. I've ordered some yarns online before and have been sorely disappointed.
As I have previously posted, I have been knitting the Tidal Wave Socks, but one day this happened......
Now....to the good part pf this post. I was visiting with my Mom yesterday and she literally lives down the street from a LYS, so, I paid I visit. I showed the lady in the store what happened to my Knit Picks & I asked her to show me the new Addi Turbos with the blue cables. She was more than happy to comply. I got 2 pair of the new Addi's in US size 2 with blue cables, so I could finish the Tidal Wave Socks, & I got 2 pair of Addi's in US size 1 needles in the original gold cables, because they were all sold out of them in the blue cables in size 1's. I already have the Addi's in US size 3- gold cables.
I've used Opal yarn before and I love it! I made my very first pair of socks from it, so I have a soft spot for it. It is a little more pricey than some other sock yarn, but it's so nice! Now....I just have to find the perfect pattern for it.
The final say on the the new blue Addi's & the new yarn.....I am very happy & content & last night as I was knitting, I experienced the same kind of euphoria that I had experienced as a kid with a brand new box of crayons.