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bizblue
11-25-2007, 10:53 PM
The only good places to buy yarn near me is a Knitting store, but it is so expensive!! Does anyone know where to get needles and yarn cheap? or discount?

suzeeq
11-25-2007, 11:47 PM
A craft/fabric store like Hobby Lobby, Joann's, or Michael's. Or Walmart.

Kime
11-26-2007, 01:07 PM
I bought a set of bamboo knitting needles from China off ebay for $20 including shipping. The set has 36 circular needles in many sizes. There were 6 that were unusable, most in the tiny needle sizes. They are just made with surgical tubing glued to the bamboo, but I made an Aran sweater on one and although the tubing is extremely flexible, they worked fine. I was also able to modify one to make an 11 inch circular I wanted. I think it is a very good buy even though you get some bad ones because they still come to less than $1 each for the good ones. This is a good set for someone who is starting out or who wants to round out their collection of circular needles. I did have to wait about 3 weeks for them to arrive.

I like Knit Picks for yarn. Their prices are very reasonable.

GinnyG
11-27-2007, 12:59 PM
I buy alot of yarn from ebay, needles too.

If you are buying any quantity then WEBS is a great site:
www.yarn.com (http://www.yarn.com)

There is also a site that alot of people here have posted about:
http://www.smileysyarns.com/

Their yarn seems very reasonable although they sell alot of acrylic and not so much wool. I have never bought anything from them.

Another place that has really good sales is :
www.littleknits.com

Foxyie
11-29-2007, 06:46 PM
hello bizblue. i'm selling some of my extra needles here

http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=70786