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Abby123
02-22-2010, 09:59 PM
There is a yarn/knitting show in my area this weekend. And it got me to thinking-what would I really like?

So-If money was no object. What would you buy yourself knitting related?

Here is my list;

A ball winder. Cause I do all my yarn into balls by hand.
HiyaHiya double points in steel in the sizes I don't have now.

Of course, I'm sure I'll find other tempting items once I go to the show.

AngelaR
02-22-2010, 10:04 PM
I would buy a magnificent circular set... and then buy some ridiculously expensive yarn to knit myself something... for once.

N0obKnitter
02-22-2010, 10:42 PM
Pay for a knitting class, to teach me how to knit socks, sweaters, hats etc. Plus tons of yarn and bins to store the yarn in. :D

AngelaR
02-22-2010, 10:47 PM
I bought two plastic drawer type storage bins and it's still not enough. My hubby just sighed and said he'll get to working on the cubbies I really want as soon as it's warm enough in his shop.

Belphoebe
02-22-2010, 10:49 PM
I'd open a yarn store! :woot:

Abby123
02-22-2010, 11:03 PM
Belphoebe, hey I like a gal that thinks big.

Angela, I got a set of Hiyahiya interchangables at Christmas. The sets aren't all that expensive. Even the Addis, if you save up for them.

N0obknitter, with all the videos out there on the internet, you can learn almost any knitting technique at home.

See, we won't let money stand in our way.

Raven Fyre
02-22-2010, 11:27 PM
I'd probably buy some really thick fluffy pretty non-wool yarn and a place to put my partial projects. Oh yeah and a ton of tools that aren't needles. lol

Daylilydayzed
02-23-2010, 12:10 AM
I would buy some Addis since my needles are all Bates metal or Clover bamboo along with some really expensive yarn that I can't afford on my budget.

Mike
02-23-2010, 12:58 AM
A herd of buffalo. Some alpaca. The land for them and a spinning wheel.

etoilechaude
02-23-2010, 01:23 AM
N0obknitter, with all the videos out there on the internet, you can learn almost any knitting technique at home.



I've learned everything from videos online... and I think I'm doin' pretty well :oD

mathwizard
02-23-2010, 08:34 AM
If money was no object I would like the yarn store and Mike's idea. I hear buffalo yarn is very expensive but alpaca yarn is affordable if you go to www.lavishfibres.com I got some yarn from this place after I got it on ebay for a song and the prices on their site is just as affordable. Time would be my best wish. All the time to spend in my shop knitting and crocheting and selling yarn to do buy more stuff!

cacunn
02-23-2010, 11:55 AM
Originally Posted by Abby123
N0obknitter, with all the videos out there on the internet, you can learn almost any knitting technique at home.

I've learned everything from videos online... and I think I'm doin' pretty well :oD

True that is how I learned a lot, but some are not that visual and need/like hands on direct help. In addition in a class you can meet a lot of nice people and have a very nice social time. And if money is no issue why not have the top people in that style of knitting come to your home for some one-on-one training.

N0obKnitter
02-23-2010, 12:22 PM
I think I would do better with someone showing me how to do it in person, you know? My mom taught me how to do Continental, the videos were more of a refresher if that makes sense.

Debbie
02-23-2010, 12:31 PM
One of everything !

RosesAreRed
02-23-2010, 12:59 PM
I would buy a swift and a set of circulars :mrgreen:

sylvia
02-23-2010, 01:23 PM
i would buy vicuna
probably spelt wrong
yarn from small llamas in peru
sylvia:muah:

melmac51
02-23-2010, 05:16 PM
I would buy a magnificent circular set... and then buy some ridiculously expensive yarn to knit myself something... for once.

Amen!!

mamabearme
02-23-2010, 05:28 PM
I'd open a yarn store! :woot:

Yep, I've got to agree with you on this one!!

sprig
02-23-2010, 05:33 PM
if money was no option id buy lots of this in all colors http://www.artbeads.com/swarovski-crystal-yarn-cotton.html oh and these
http://www.artbeads.com/swarovski-3017-square-button-16mm.html

Crycket
02-23-2010, 10:56 PM
if money was no option id buy lots of this in all colors http://www.artbeads.com/swarovski-crystal-yarn-cotton.html oh and these
http://www.artbeads.com/swarovski-3017-square-button-16mm.html


I love Artbeads!! $1 shipping to Canada! :woot:

I would have to say if money weren't an object, I would first update my laundry area to be a proper dying station! A stainless steel washtub, a small stove area for heating dye pots, some really nice drying racks. And all other dying supplies!

A spinning wheel, an angora rabbit - Knitpicks Options set. A pile of Misty Alpaca and Malbrigo lace 1ply. A pile of sock yarn. A lifetime of free knitting time, + every new movie/tv show I could want to watch while knitting. Not to mention a personal trainer to motivate me to get off the couch for at least an hour a day and work out, so I can look good on the couch while knitting!

Money not being an object, I would buy ALL my fibre off Mike, so I wouldn't have to do any of the dirty work with the Buffalo/Alpaca/sheeps!!

sprig
02-23-2010, 11:17 PM
lol yeah ive wanted an angora bunny for a while and a spinning wheel too ... getting yarn from mikes herd doesnt sound like a bad idea either.

Mike
02-24-2010, 03:22 AM
Looks like I need to get a bigger herd.

Crycket
02-24-2010, 10:46 AM
Well...you would have all of KH to deal with *smiles*

We are loyal to our own....!

Raven Fyre
02-24-2010, 03:18 PM
Think I'll change my order lol,
So some of the heard of bufflao would be nice never knitted with angora so some of someone's bunny. I agree all I've got is clover bamboo needles so better needles and a full set of stuff maybe crash a knitting class. Oh yeah and if anyone is growing bamboo some really amazing bamboo yarn. For sure would need more tools.

borealowl
02-24-2010, 08:21 PM
Yes I might put in an order with Mike too. I am also on a low budget but would like to buy some alpaca, buffalo, and quiviut. Just can't justify it otherwise. I probably have all the knitting and craft tools I need, all mismatched but they work. Could use a swift and a new sewing machine.

insp30305
02-27-2010, 12:42 AM
Yeah, I agree with the vicuna! Enough to make a full length sweater coat, scarf and throw. And a full set of Lantern Moon rosewood circulars. Got the sets of 10 and 12 inch straights as an Xmas gift last year and LOVE them. And an addition to my home to house a loom and a spinning wheel and all my craft stuff!