I just started knitting thanks to this wonderful website. I decided to try a baby blanket as a first project, so I went to my LYS for some supplies. I can’t tell you how disappointed I was to be told that it would cost at least $80 in yarn to make the blanket. I live in NYC, so I imagine the yarn is hugely overpriced, as everything else is here.
My questions are:
Can you recommend an online store that I could buy some yarn from?
How much should I expect to spend?
Should I get a pair of Addis Turbo needles? (Right now I have a pair of 10.5 plastic needles and a size 6 metal). I really don’t like the plastic ones and have been told that it’s easier to do a blanket with circular needles.