what supplies should i get?

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Registered: 11-21-2004
what supplies should i get?
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Tue, 11-22-2005 - 10:10pm

Hi,

Complete newbie here. I did a little crocheting as a kid (read: dishcloths), but I've never knitted before. I have this overly ambitious goal of learning to knit well enough that I can make some booties for my baby who is due in May. So far I am still on the sample squares. Just taught myself purling the other day. (knittinghelp.com is awesome! thanks for the link.)

I have lots of questions. I hope you all have lots of patience. ;)

1. If my baby is born in May, is it stupid to make wool booties? I don't want him/her to overheat, but I want good quality yarn which will last a looong time. What type of yarn should I be looking for? What brands are good? Favorite online store?

2. I have a basic starter kit with two pair of metal single-point needles, 8 and 6. What other kinds of needles should I get? I'm thinking I need a pair of circular needles, bamboo, with a pretty long cord so I can make tiny circular things. Maybe some cable needles too. Does anybody have a favorite online store? How about favorite brands of needles?

Thanks,
Josie

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Registered: 05-25-2005
Tue, 11-22-2005 - 11:45pm

Congrats on your new beginning!!

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Registered: 01-13-2004
Wed, 11-23-2005 - 10:25am
I can't think of anything else...I think you covered it all!

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Registered: 11-21-2004
Wed, 11-23-2005 - 6:49pm

Wow, thanks for all the great info, Lise!

Josie