I’ve decided to try my hand at socks, however I’ve run into a couple of problems.
- My LYS (i.e. Walmart, Hobby Lobby, etc.) does not have DPNs!! Aaarrrggghhh! So, I’ve perused this site for opinions about needles. I believe I’ve decided to go with Options, but I’m a bit confused. From what I’m seeing, do they have dpns that you can order with the set, or are they only circular needles. Please forgive this fairly newbie with stupid questions.
What kind of dpns should I get? I am a tight knitter who enjoys knitting with metal-type of needles much better than wood or plastic.
- Finding yarn is a huge problem. I picked up a couple of thin book-like things with easy sock patterns. One has three yarn weights for each pattern. I would love to make something of the super fine to fine weight, but I have no idea which yarn to get. I dragged my poor dd all over three stores in search, but either because of my dumbness or whatever, I could not figure this out. As you probably know, the yarn options at these stores is not expansive. We’re talking Lion (limited variety), Caron, Red Heart, and Paton. Should I give up and just buy some yarn online??? I’m not sure if I really want to while I’m on my first sock project.
Oh, to live closer to a decent LYS!!! :wall:
Thanks for your help!