Three Things on Wednesday and a CONTEST!

Thing One: We are in the midst of our annual Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl here in Northern Colorado! If you’re local, pop in and check out two trunk shows we have going on. (If you’re not local – you should still get some of this new Blue Sky Extra yarn and patterns. It’s a new line just out this summer and it’s super soft and cozy and knits up quickly!) Check out the Blue Sky Extra and the Hunter Hammerson trunk show pictures:




Thing Two: Remember last week’s Thing Two? New addition Lexi? Today’s picture is deceiving. She spent the first day with us snoozing and being snuggly and cozy as pictured here. And then starting the next day, she has been non-stop attack-and-play. HELP!! (Seriously – any suggestions for getting her to chill out a little? Or do I have to wait until she’s a year old before that happens?) She is a handful. I probably deserve that, since I’m the one who wanted her and had to really talk my husband into adding her into our household …. She is still cute, though. 🙂


Thing Three: We have Stephanie Pearl-McPhee coming for our Fall Fling Retreat (which is full), but we booked her a day early so we could invite everyone else to come hear her talk, too! She will be providing us all with an evening of fun at the Embassy Suites in Loveland on Wednesday, September 10th from 7-9 pm. Grab your knitting friends and come join us! Tickets available here.


We’re celebrating our Eighth Anniversary this month! We already shared this year’s Anniversary Kit with you in Monday’s post. (Still some available, but they are limited edition so when they’re gone, they won’t be back. I know some of you have collected all eight kits over the years!)

To further celebrate, we’ll be having Anniversary Contests in our next EIGHT blog posts! (Today, tomorrow, Friday, next week Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Labor Day Monday.) All you have to do to be entered is to leave a comment, answering our question for the day. We have lots of fun prizes that we’ll be sending out!

Today’s question: What is your favorite type of knitting needle: wooden, metal, or plastic?

Sheri whofavorsanyneedlethatisSHARP


  1. I’m a huge addi needle fan. They feel so smooth on the hands and I love the way the yarn glides on them. bamboos are probably my second preference.

  2. I love my wooden needles. If out in public you don’t hear the click click like metal. They also slip stitches smoother than the other two.

  3. I love my Dyakcraft Darn Pretty wood interchangeable needles. But for socks, I prefer knitting with metal circulars, using the 2 circ method.

  4. I love Addii turbos most of all, but sometimes I need the “grabbiness” of bamboo when the the yarn is slippery. I have’t tried wooden needles yet.

  5. I like the feel of wooden better than metal. But a friend turned me on to Chia Goo metal needles and they make the knitting fly and at a good price too :o)

  6. I really don’t have a favorite because it depends on what I am doing, what yarn, etc. I have plenty of all types. I do have a favorite however between straight and circular…definitely circular.

  7. Metal. I love my stitches gliding over it – makes me feel like an expert knitter! Also, I have very wonderful memories of my grandmother, who was an amazing knitter, knitting us sweaters with her metal circular needles.

  8. I prefer metal for my circulars, but use wooden dpns. My first experience with dpns was with metal and the stitches were sliding off as fast as I could put them on!

  9. Normally my favorite type needle is metal and sharp! Sometimes wooden comes in handy too. I suppose that I could work with plastic if that was all that was available thought!

  10. I really like Chiagoo needles. They are light weight and have very sharp tips. The are my go-to needle for most yarns

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