we have this yarn at our Targets. very cute... one of my gf's at work bought some of the fuzzy kind and the trellis kind and needles and has announced i am to show her how to knit. the wooden needles are verrrry hard to use, not bamboo and the tips are not rounded or pointy for that matter, their pointed to a flat end almost like it was run for a pencil sharpener. i told her to smooth it a bit with sandpaper as the guage wont matter for a scarf. i think she should get some of the more "normal" yarn to the stitch part down. the little books they sell have some cute projects and heck, it's all a steal if for newbies or even those of us needing a fix if we didn't bring something along to do... as if!