|Happy Year of the Sheep!|
According to tradition any child born during the sheep year will be docile and a follower. It's been said that some plan their families to avoid having Sheep children, preferring a more powerful figure like the dragon, the horse or the tiger. But I disagree. I like to think that those born in the Year of the Sheep will appreciate soft, natural fibers in lovingly hand-knit sweaters, shawls and accessories - just exactly the sort of person that I like best!
|ChiaoGoo Bamboo Needles|
Leary of purchasing items made in China? No worries. These needles are not made in a Chinese sweatshop. ChiaoGoo is manufactured by a family-owned business which prides itself with offering high quality products backed by a lifetime guarantee. Started by four brothers, they were taught bamboo work by their father and grandfather, both traveling bamboo craftsman. But their real inspiration came from their mother, an avid knitter who was their needle tester and often asked for special bamboo needles to meet her needs. The family is proud of their quality ChiaoGoo needles - and carry a lifetime warranty.
We have a lot of ChiaoGoo items to choose from, but here are a few of my favorites:
|ChiaoGoo Twist Set|
If you prefer interchangeables, you'll love the ChiaoGoo Twist Interchangeable Set. It's everything you love about ChiaoGoo's Steel Red Lace circular needles - lightweight yet strong stainless steel needle tips, flexible nylon-coated steel cables, and sharp lace tips. The join between the needle tip and the cable utilize a screw mechanism (hence the name Twist) and are secured by a key.
|ChioGoo Spin Set|
Looking for bamboo interchangeables? Meet the ChiaoGoo Spin Set. All of the benefits of bamboo, and the join between the needle tip and the cable allows the tip to spin independently (hence the name Spin).
And just what does ChiaoGoo mean? Chiao (pronounced chau) means "crafty" and a Goo (pronounced gu) is a "lady". So a ChiaoGoo is a "crafty lady"! Are you?
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy