A couple of firsts to start the new year! I made my first ever Ebay purchase.
(Yes, that's right...I'm way behind the power curve on that one!)
For $20 plus S&H I received 11 pairs of knitting needles and two balls of cashmere blend yarn.
Which leads to the second first: my first package to ever arrive from China!
(Gotta love those cool customs stickers all over the outside!)
The needles I purchased came with an unexpected bonus:
Each package contained a yarn needle and needle sizer in addition to the 16" circulars!
I decided I needed some 16" needles in a variety of sizes for all the hats I've become interested in doing. Since there is not a 16" size option for my KnitPicks Options set, this seemed a reasonable thing to try. (After all, just the needles were only $12 for 11 sets! Hard to beat!)
The good news is that the needles are light weight, the joins are very smooth and the cord does not twist. I really like them!! They are sized according to the British method so that the package marked Size 16 is really a U.S. 000. That would be great for working colorwork hats in fine yarn!
I also purchased this yarn, (which lead to the title of this post)
The color of the photo is a tad deceiving. It's a very lovely, and vibrant cherry red.
The problem is that it turns out to be more like a fingering weight than a DK or sport weight. I have started no less than four seperate projects with this yarn (it feels wonderful!) and have frogged them all.
I'm afraid I'm at a loss as to what to use this yarn for.
ps...I added a button on the side so you can keep track of our progress in geocaching. It should update each time we find another cache.