A well-stocked needle supply
I returned to knitting late last year after a many-year layoff and I now have a supply of bamboo needles of several lengths. I'm still knitting just scarves for practice and fun but I'm almost ready to branch out to sweaters and socks.
I like to have 2 or 3 different projects going at once so I can pick one or another and not get bored working with just one every day. The only problem with that is when I have only one pair of a given needle size and I want to use the same size for another project.
I'd like to have a good supply of quality needles without spending a fortune buying needles that I won't use, don't like, stitches snag or easily slip, etc.. I prefer shopping at the local knit shops even if I pay a little more, to help keep them in business. Also, I prefer wooden or bamboo needles as the yarn isn't as prone to slipping off as it is with metal needles.
I also have a pair of short bamboo circulars that I haven't used yet because I'm still knitting scarves and the cord gets twisted in the yarn.... very frustrating and I end up ripping out and switching to straight needles.
So........ like a well-stocked pantry......... what would you consider a well-stocked supply of needles?
If you could pick 2 or 3 pairs of needles to take along with you on vacation in case you find some nice yarn and want to start a project while you're away, which ones would you choose to take with you, and why?