I know nothing about knitting, but my 11 year old daughter has really taken to it. She's stuck with it for more than a year now, and I wanted to get her a Swift and some accessories for the substantial amount of gear that she has collected. (Her original knitting bag was one that she knitted and "felted", but it is too small at this point.)
I have a few questions:
1. The non-cork swift comes in two materials: cordura and ballistic nylon. I'm inclined toward the latter, as I understand that it is stiffer, but what do folks who actually knit prefer?
2. What other accessories would be helpful for a basic set up?
3. Wow, it seems this is a popular item. So many color combos are out of stock! Does anyone have a sense for whether the March 3 ship date is real? I'd love to get it for her sooner, and the colors she likes are out of stock.