Sunday, October 24, 2010
I am wondering if other knitters have found themselves having issues with their knitting needles, or more accurately, their choice of knitting needles. I first started knitting when I was a preteen, learning from my grandmother (more on that in a future post). Back then (way back then) the only needles I knew about were metal. I had no trouble learning to knit, but what I did have trouble with was my death grip and tight stitches that resulted because of the slippery needles. In fact, I didn't knit regularly for years because my tight stitches frustrated me so! When I did give knitting an honest try again about 8 years ago, bamboo needles became my tools of choice. In fact, I made it clear to anyone who was interested that I despised metal needles and would only knit with bamboo. Imagine my surprise in the past few months when I find myself preferring metal needles!!! For circulars I am mostly using addi Turbos, but for my straights I love the Susan Bates. I guess I am just surprised at the change. Is it because knitting is much easier for me now because I am knitting more? Am I just more relaxed in my knitting (because my stitches are definitely not as tight)? Or, as I mentioned to my knitterly friends, am I becoming a needle snob and can only knit with certain needles?