Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Itty Bitties

Dave asked about the needles I've been using for these socks. I can't believe I forgot to enthuse about these things - I adore them.

They're addi needles. The package is just labeled 'premium' at the bottom. They are size US 1, and are 4 inches long. The metric on the package says "2,5mm/10cm". They're some sort of metal with a matte finish on them. All of which is very nice. What sets them apart, though, is that these suckers hold on to yarn. I've got a confession to make: I'm the mistress of the flying dpn. And, by flying, I mean in the slipping out and clanging on the floor way, not in the sweater done in a weekend way. But you already knew that, right?

At any rate, these needles are nice and strong (I'd snap a bamboo needle for sure) and happily hold onto my yarn. The few stitches I've had leap off and attempt to make a run for it have been through my own fumbling. So, yes. The needles are good.


Dave Daniels said...

Oh, no, I feel a whining attack coming on.
WAAAAAAAAA! I want some 4" needles. I have the 5", but 4" coulb be even better. I didn't know they made those. I'll have to look into those in a US#3.

Paul said...

4"needles? Holy Crow! I'm still waiting for my 5" needles to arrive, but 4"??? I'm using INOX at the moment, and they sound just like what you described, a light, almost "frosted" finish to hold the yarn. I really like them.