And, since I didn't have 16-in. Cirs in sizes 1 &2; I just had to go shopping. My husband and my daughter took me to a lovely yarn store called Natural Stitches. I've never been there before and I was so eager to check it out. I wasn't disappointed. This store has every kind of yarn and knitting needle out there. I felt like I died and went to heaven. Yes, my version of heaven has an endless supply of yarn and knitting needles and an endless variety, too.
I went to Natural Stitches and I picked up an Addi Sock Rocket Circular Needle .
I've been using Addi Turbos for years and I love them. The needles are so smooth and just the right amount of sharpness on the tips and the cables never kink. I saw an ad in a magazine for the Addi Rockets, I couldn't wait to try them.
I also picked up a ChiaoGoo Cir. I have no idea how to pronounce their name, but I've always wanted to try them. I love these needles, too! They're just as slick and smooth and sharp as the Addi's.
And, for good measure, I picked up a size 8 Cir Knitter's Pride Karbonz Knitting Needle.
I haven't had a chance to try these out yet.
The sales associate at Natural Stitches was very helpful at helping me find a very nice yarn for this hat, one that didn't break my wallet.
Schachenmayr Baby Wool
This is so soft and so nice to work with. I usually don't like to work with wool yarn, but this stuff just may turn me into a yarn snob. LOL!
I haven't been this excited about knitting or yarn in a long time.