Growing up, I was introduced early to the beautiful textures and colors of yarns. My mother was a great knitter and loved knitting as a hobby. The all too familiar soft Afghans in our family room…the lovely little sweaters..the colorful holiday stockings that hang up our walls. (Ahh.. sweet memories of childhood).
I never knew knitting can be such a fulfilling, relaxing hobby until I became a mother and knitter myself. I never really thought I could get myself hooked on knitting. (Now I wish I could knit like my mother did!). The endless possibilities one can create out of yarns and knitting needles are just amazing!
ANYWAY. Since I started to learn how to knit, I have joined several popular knitting communities to get ideas and inspirations for my own knitting projects. One of the knitting forums I really like going to is KnitPicks.com. The discussions from fellow members there are so interactive and friendly. A beginning knitter like me could really get a lot of helpful tips and fresh ideas just by reading and browsing through the many different topics they have on knitting.
Speaking of KnitPicks.com, I recently received one of their beautiful Straight Harmony Knitting Needle Sets. These needles are not only beautifully crafted out of wood, they are smooth and very easy to work with too. I love the colorful jewel tones- so lovely I never want to stop knitting anymore once I start working them with my yarns! And an added bonus: it is so lightweight my knitting hands don’t tire easily.
So for you all knitting hobbyists/crafters out there, if you’re looking for a great-performing knitting needles that deliver sharp, tapered tips, I highly recommend the Straight Harmony Knitting Needles by Knit Picks. They come in needle sets in 10″ and 14″ lengths and are lightweight. These wood needles are great for scarf knitting, pieced sweaters or simply to decorate your knitting space or office desk. Each set includes a pair of needles in US sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11 (3.50mm-8.00 mm) and a black jacquard fabric carrying case with room for 12 needle pairs. These sets of knitting needles are also a beautiful gift idea for the knitting enthusiast in your life! (Hint: How about a Knit Picks Mother’s Day Gift card?).
Straight Harmony Knitting Needle Sets are now on sale for $69.99 (10″ set) and $84.99(14″ set) at www.KnitPicks.com.
*Win one of two (2) pairs of 10″ Straight Harmony Knitting Needles size 8 (5.00 mm) by Knit Picks, valued at $9/pair!
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