At the end of the day . . . when dinner is over . . . when the dishes are done . . . when the coffee is made for the next morning . . . there is nothing better than sitting down with my knitting, a glass of wine (in my favorite wine glass which was given to me by a special person), and relaxing.
Well, I thought I was relaxing!!
Then I put my knitting down for a second, and holy shamoley! Look at my needles! They were straight when I bought them. They were straight when I started knitting all these fleece-lined mittens. But now, after a few pairs of mitten cuffs . . . well, at this rate I will have the first pair of bamboo circular needles!
I knew I was using a smaller sized needle for worsted weight wool . . . and I knew the mock cable was a little tighter than a K2P2 ribbing . . . but wow.
If nothing else, I guess the 'experts' are right. Sometimes if you are having trouble with a project, try switching your needles. Different types of wood will have different gripping capabilities. I love my Addis for lace, but my KnitPicks double-pointeds are my favorite for socks.
And yes, as you can see, bamboo needles have a give to them and are easier on your hands!
Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.