My Hiya Hiya Sharp 5″ Steel Interchangeable set (large) arrived yesterday but I didn’t know about it until a few moments ago, when I found the package in my mailbox.
Originally USPS (United States Postal Service) was to deliver it on 1/14 but yesterday morning the information was updated today,1/15, so I didn’t pay too much attention to my mailbox until this morning, around 4:00 a.m., when I logged onto JustYarns, and the tracking info said the package had been delivered yesterday! Say what? Well, My Bentley, our Shih Tzu, and I headed out to our mailbox and my package was all the way in the front of our mailbox. I say ‘all the way’ because we have a large mailbox, and it can be opened from the front or the back. Yesterday it was opened from the back, which is why the package was missed.
The packaging is really nice, but I’m learning to love that about Hiya Hiya needle sets. My first reaction when opening the lovely case is… these needles are huge! And well they should be since this is the large set. I mainly knit with small needles.
You receive six Hiya Hiya knitting needles with the large set…
You also receive four cables to make needles that are 18″, 26″, 34″ and 42. Rubber grips to secure the needles are also included and the needles arrive in a brocade case.
Currently my biggest dilemma is trying to decide which case to use for my Hiya Hiya needles. I purchased the Hiya Hiya 5″ Steel Interchangeable (small) set in December 2012, and those needles came in a red case. The case is made to hold the entire set (small and large.) Since I love red, I most likely will use that case for my needles, and the blue set will hold my ‘extra’ needles/cables.
One of the perks to using interchangeable knitting needles is that you don’t need to keep buying needles. After a while, that can get pricey. If I’m going to be working on a few works in progress using the same needle size, I only have to remove the needle and secure my project with a Hiya Hiya Cable connector, pull out a new cable, attach to the needles and start my new project.