new sticks

Lately, I've been stuck on vintage knitting needles. Especially the plastic ones that come in bright colors. It all started a few months ago when I spotted my friend Melissa knitting a scarf with a pair of robin egg blue needles she had found at a thrift store. They were so pretty and I wanted some so badly.
I looked around quite a bit, and while I love using bamboo needles, I also really like knitting with plastic. (I might be in the minority here, but I like how lightweight they are. And they're not too slippery.) So I started scoping out some colorful vintage needles on the internets, and found this awesome rainbow colored set from a seller in the UK. These are all Bonette and Wimberdar, and most of them have the black button tops.
I bought the chunkier sizes since that's what I use the most. And of course the set I picked had a few needle sets in that awesome light blue color, so now I can be like my friend Melissa. I love the yellow and green, too.
I sanitized and shined them all up, and then slid them into their new home. Knitting tools should make you happy. Color has a way of doing that. And it's super cool to think about who might have used these pairs 30 years ago.

9 comments:

  1. Those are so gorgeous. A way to make knitting even more fun? I never thought it could happen. Enjoy!

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  2. Nothing prettier than a bouquet of colorful needles, at least to a fellow knitter.

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  3. honestly, i used to scoff at those things. someone sent me a giant envelope full of all kinds of plastic needles (even a few glittery ones), and i just put them in a vase on the kitchen table. i needed a size 5 the other day, to cast something on, and decided to give them a go. i'm pretty sure i like them more then bamboo now (and they're so pretty). haha.

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  4. Wow! These are amazing!! Do you know were I could find some like these?

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  5. Etsy and eBay has some or you can look around your local thrift stores. :)

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  6. Thank you! :) (i really like your blog, by the way)

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  7. I bought some of these at a vintage store in Australia once and love them. I'd like to get more and found your photo through a google image search - can you only get these through the UK? They don't seem to be easy to find in the U.S.

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