shhhhhh...don't tell hubby. I think I like the ChiaoGoo bamboo knitting needles better than the ones he got me from Estonia. I knit close to the points so that I have less movement in the wrists but the needle he got have a very long taper to the points so I end up with stitches too tight and have to fight with it. I transfered one of the scarfs to the bamboo needles and am now flying along with no more too tight stitches.
I guess my point is that even though it is nice to have the needles from Estonia if you knit close to the tips save yourself some money and time.
OOOhhh and I did something wild and crazy yesterday. Tuesday is my chemo day and I wanted something little to take with me because lets face it-it is boring sitting there. I had a set of bamboo DPN in a size 0 10" in length with only 3 left in the set. I don't usually like that small of a needle in bamboo because they break fairly easy. I took a wire cutter and snipped them in half and added some bling for the knob end and made short small needles that can be used for edgings knit is small rows or scarfs made with small thread or as shawl pins. They turned out really cute. And then of course I had to do some other sizes as well. What do you think?
I took the sparkly pompom ones with me and was knitting with punch needle thread making something for one of the girls' dolls. And the ones with the purple beads I put in place of the other needles.