I'm talking about Signature Stiletto knitting needles, specifically the double pointed needles. Although I've never avoided knitting with double pointed needles, I've never particularly enjoyed it. Originally I asked Cynthia, at Knitting Central, to get them because I tend to snap size 0 and 1 wood dpns. She reminded me yesterday that she only got them because of me (Yay and thank you). Now we're both believers.
Let me tell you, with the stiletto dpns I look forward to knitting with dpns. Right now I've got 2 projects on them, Knit One Below "Seeing Double Gauntlets"
Now, I had an abundance of #3 dpns for the Fetching Gloves, but I knew the experience would be unsatisfying. The only phrase that come to mind is "clod-hopping". Which looks much weirder written than it did in my head. The points on the Stilettos is so awesome, that it makes getting into the stitches a cinch. They are a must (in my opinion for the smaller Knit One Below projects). I breezed through one fetching glove in an evening of mindless TV, except the thumb.
Signature Needles are "hand-crafted, hand-polished", and made in the USA. They are pricey and well worth it. When you buy your first set, it's a luxury and bought with a deep breath. After knitting with that first set, it becomes a serious addition to the tools of the trade. They have a full line of straight knitting needles, however, I only use circulars.
A verified rumor is that they are coming out with circular needles. THAT, is exciting. I love my lace addi's, so this will be a side by side consumer test - like the blind folded Coke/Pepsi tests a million years ago. Although a blind folded pointy knitting needle test has it's obvious drawbacks.
Okay, enough chatter, I want to finish that fetching thumb and get going on the next. The holiday knitting list beckons.
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