A year or sometime like that ago, I saw a post on freecycle offering a late relatives knitting and sewing 'stuff'. I didn't expect much, but came home with 2 black bags of yarn (mostly acrylic in rather garish colours, and half of it was given to a friend) and a box of sewing paraphernalia. In that box were some of the most beautiful buttons and items I've seen, some of it reeking vintage. I found 4 brooches, and I often find myself thinking about this ladies life, a life in which she was a girl guide
In addition to the buttons, there were threads, needles galore, stitch markers, row counter, knitting needle, crochet hooks, stitch holders, ribbon, bias binding, lace, zips, and some rolls of stuff I have no idea what it is!
In stark contrast to this old, well-loved and valued box of goodies, I received an order of needles today. I needed new needles for my Bohus class, as I didn't have the small sizes required. I ordered 3 Knit Pro fixed circulars, 80cm in 2.25mm, 2.5mm and 2.75mm. I have heard that these break, but I'm willing to risk it. I also got some new interchangeable needle tips, in 3mm, 3.25mm, 3.75mm, 4mm and 4.5mm, along with 4 new cables, 2 in 80cm and 2 in 100cm. Some of the needle tips I now have 2 pairs of (or 2.5 pairs of in 3.75mm), but I've found myself wishing I had more than one set in different sizes.