So Engaged Cousin and I went to Hanks on Sunday to get yarn for her shrug. Sharon was so helpful; she eventually helped us settle on some Plymouth Royal Bamboo — so amazingly soft and slinky and cool. When EC picked it up, her eyes got round, and a little “ooo!” escaped her lips — I knew right then we had a winner. I felt bad that I couldn’t purchase it from the store, but they’d stopped carrying it and only had a few balls left (in the wrong color) to fondle. So I indulged in my first-ever set of Addi Bamboo needles (lotta firsts on this project!) to appease my purchasing guilt and then ordered the Plymouth online.
Now I just have to wait patiently for it to arrive. I like the idea of knitting bamboo with bamboo. I’ve never used wooden needles before.