July 15, 2008 - Decided on Social Servi
I agree with Tracy, especially since I don't knit all that often! lol I do know that metal needles tend to get sticky on me because I have warm hands. When I work with wool, it works best on bamboo. Acrylic is good on anything, but especially good for me on bamboo.
Don't you wish you could go to the store and try out the needles for a while? I guess you could save the packaging and if they don't work return them.
Thank you ecullworm for the awesome siggie!
"It's not a bug; it's a feature"
The lack of slip is what people like about bamboo or wood needles. Depending on the yarn, that gives you more control over what you're doing, and makes you less likely to accidentally drop stitches. You might prefer metal or plastic for this project.
I too have taken up knitting (with bamboo needles ONLY),
Welcome to the board. :)
Your post was very inspiring, I hope knitting continues to help you through your grief and you can one day pick up that crocheting again. So sorry to hear of your loss. ((HUGS))
Yarn does slide a lot easier on metal needles than bamboo. I knit with both and have a full compliment of each type of circs. I prefer circs to straight needles as it seems to cut down on the fatigue factor for me. Plus there's never any worry about having to switch needles when the pattern calls for both circs and straight.