These Addi Turbos (circular knitting needles) are on display at Paradise Fibers located in Spokane, Washington! They were custom built for Paradise Fibers by metal artist Tim Biggs to Addi specifications all the way down to the nickel-plated tips. They are Size 150, 7 feet tall, and weigh 56 pounds. I’m curious what diameter those needles actually are!
According to the Guinness World Book of Records, the largest knitting needles in the world are from the U.K.. They measure 3.5m long and have a diameter of 8 cm. That’s about 12ft tall and 3.15 in. in diameter. On March 10, 2008, Ingrid Wagner used the needles to knit a 10 sts x 10 row tension square at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
I love Paradise Fibers. The store is just mind-blowingly awesome. Since we only get to Spokane once a year or every other year, I have to content myself with the online store most of the time…
I found this pattern for a Spider-Man baby blanket on Ravelry a few weeks ago. If I weren’t so busy trying to get ready for the big move into a house and doing most of the temporary overtime they’re offering us at work, I’d probably be looking for yarn for this project. Admittedly, it doesn’t quit fit with the brown and blue I seem to be favoring for the nursery colors, but still! It’s awesome!
The designer, AnneM, looks like she has quite a few really nice non-geek designs under her belt, too.
I need this in my life.
I saw this and immediately thought of a certain boy who is turning four who loves spider-man. So this will be made for his birthday in February.
I love ripple afghans and they are almost always crochet, so I am just over the moon for this.
I love Morehouse Farms because they are extremely creative, very friendly, have great customer service, and their yarn is nummy (and their sales are fantastic).
Here is one more reason to love them. This guy is SO FRICKIN’ CUTE!
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I literally cannot handle this yarn. As a thank-you gift for participating in the gnarledpaw giveaway (as though I needed one because working with beautiful yarn to make things for people I love is like THE BEST GIFT EVER ALREADY), I received this skein of fingering weight yarn. The lighting in my room doesn’t even BEGIN to do it justice- it’s a cashmere/silk/wool blend and it is so beautiful.
I already have a few pattern options picked out- I think that this would make a perfect first shawl yarn. I can’t stop petting it. I just want to carry it around with me and touch it all the time.
Your glee with this yarn makes me want to buy it. I love happy yarn glee.
When I get a yarn like that, the first thing I make is a travel mug sleeve so I can feel it every day at work. That is an amazing way to start the morning. My current one is a lovely yellow angora/silk/merino mix. It is fuzzy, happy, and delicious to hold.
Via Things and Stuff.
I adore Tiny Owl Knits. Her video blogs always crack me up. Mostly because she is as excited on the outside as I am on the inside.
Via Glitz Knits Boutique
Gardener’s Apron by Marcie Farwell
I love aprons.