Dunno if we can post needle porn here, but I had an especially good find at the thrift store this Saturday: apparently they got a REALLY REALLY GOOD needle donation recently.
For a grand total of $4 I got:
A Boye hairpin lace loom
Bernat aluminium circlars, 29" long, in sizes 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 10.5, and 11
Some sort of metal circular with a metal cable, 29", size 7
Susan Bates Circlon, aluminium tips, 29", size 3
Susan Bates Circulon, all-nylon, 24" size 5, 6, 8, 36" size 10
Boye circular needles, all-nylon, size 7.( Collapse )
They actually had a *ton* more: I did not buy the majority of the needles there. Apparently at least one other person had hit it hard before me, too. I was trying not to be greedy. I have the Boye Interchangables and want to buy the Knitpicks set, so how many more needles do I really need? I did buy all the Bernats, since they looked nice. I only got a few of the all-nylon kind, even though they're wicked cool, since I hate plastic needles. They had some shorter needles, even some super-short 9" kind, but playing with them I thought they seemed annoying to knit with: I'd rather use DPNs or 2 circs for something that small.
OK, in retrospect, I should have bought more. Maybe I'll look again on Saturday to see what's left. We'll see -- I showed them off in my SnB group tonight and I think some of them are planning on hitting the thrift store this week. :-)