Bamboo Needles

I had a lovely long weekend with the Kearney girls, especially because of my awesome yarn purchases. (Thank you, momma)

But my best purchase by far was a set of 5.5 mm bamboo double-pointed knitting needles! They are absolutely the best set I’ve had and I am never buying an aluminum knitting needle again.

My main source of complaint with knitting against my fiber art of choice, crocheting, is that the wrist isn’t used enough in the nature of the stiches, though it is obviously should be the joint of choice, as it is the closest.

*This may be my personal knitting style, but hey, I knit like a crocheter.

Aluminum, though slick, always catches the yarn and I have to do this weird elbow chicken moment to release it and by then I’ve usually dropped three stitches. BUT, that’s where bamboo comes in!

They feel amazing in my hands and helped me finish a project I never thought possible for me, an inept round knitter.

A ribbed knitted hat!

Pictures will be up shortly when I finish a few other projects, including a scarf for my mom, and one for Mrs. Lovett, an infinity, mobius scarf that will be for sale on my etsy toppings, and possibly another hat, in yellow and gray stripes, now that I know how to do it! and knitting uses so much less yarn, so bits that I could never make a hat with while crocheting I can now!

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  1. I haven't knit with aluminum needles in YEARS (though I like Addi Turbo nickel plated brass circs). Once you find the good stuff, you never go back. If you want the Cadillac of needles, try some Lantern Moon needles. *happy sigh* they are a work of art in and of themselves. -Kate

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