I was afraid to try to knit with these as they are glass but I read a bit more on them and started and can't stop. They stitch like butter.
Mommie makes a mess when she is creating~~Abigail
but it sure is nice and warm, dry, and cozy in here with the wood stove. We got some good dry oak last night delivered and it's making about 300 degrees or more hotter difference! My arthritis really is thankful.
We are ready for the ice tonight.
another mess at the homestead
Tonight all this will freeze and then prediction of 4 inches of snow on top of it. It might be another day of knitting or stitching, whatever the mood.
Right now, I'm enjoying knitting up a Kindle cover. I should be stitching on my model but got side tracked with this dark teal yarn. I started off with another needle and I cast on too many and it became too large. This time I cast on less and I think this will work. I'm going to make a flap and use a large wooden button to close.
The needles are size 13, so the project is stitching up fast.
Any experiences with glass knitting needles?
I have been reading online, and read they are really more durable than I thought as they are made of pyrex glass. I do know they slide like butter and has increased my speed. I can also see my mistakes and see my stitches better with the clear needle.
Travel ready? no. But stay at home by the fire, ready for sure!
If anyone is interested I definitely would search on EBAY as you can get a very nice collectible pair for the same price as bamboo needles at Michael's or Joanne's. I was surprised.
I was also reading whether you can take on an airplane just for interest but it would be up to the TSA person to discard them or not. I wouldn't even take them to risk that. I would cry to watch these needles discarded like trash.
But on the positive note, they are perfect at home, speedy needles and in a specialty store I would not have been able to get a pair so I'm happy with the deal I got on Ebay. Sorry for the dealer that was selling her store out but thankful for getting a pair.
Stay cozy and stitch,