I don't want them as slick as aluminum needles. I just don't want splinters in my knitting.
I bought several pair from a kp website and was very disappointed. One pair splintered in the middle of a project and kept catching on the yarn. no matter how much I sanded them and rubbed with wax, they kept catching. It's back to aluminum for me.
Having the same problem learning how to crochet.
Have been knitting and cross stitching for 50 yrs.
Never too late to learn.
The gloves do work, but a better suggestion from another crafting friend of mine is to alternate activities. If you are a consistent knitter, but also enjoy cross stitch or crochet, alternate these activities routinely. You will be using different nerves and muscles in your wrist, instead of the same ones all the time. Wrist exercises help me also.
There used to be a lot of great craft shows on HGTV that I
had planned to watch every day after I retired. Unfortunately, they all retired when I did and now there is nothing worth watching on that channel. I'll have to stick with PBS.
I agree, in the month or so I've been on it, I've found many invaluable tips, suggestions and pattern ideas.
I was trying to knit lace and had trouble understanding the directions, so I tried what I thought it was. That didn't work, so I tried something else, that didn't look right either.
Laid it down for a day and then looked at it again, and for some reason, it read completely different to me, so I tried it again. Lo & behold, it looked exactly right and beautiful, so I rewrote the instructions in my terminology, so I could understand what I was doing.
Live 10 miles from Xenia, OH and moved here shortly before
1974 tornado. REmember it vividly and pray for all the victims and survivors in OK and anywhere else that has this
Address please, I'm southeast of you and would love to get together with other crafters. Can't make it in May, but if it continues, you will probably see me there.
The Good Yarn Shop in Port Orchard, about 30 - 45 min
north on the Kitsap Peninsula, is terrific. I go there every time I visit my daughter in PO. There is a terrific lunch restaurant just across the parking lot. Well worth the trip.
Thank you, I am really looking for small independant yarn & fabric shops like this. I can go to all the big chain stores any day of the week. I'm always looking for the unique. A really great shop if anyone else is interested is Debbie Macombers "A Good Yarn Shop" in Port Orchard, Washington. I go there every time I get to the Northwest.
lEAVING ON A TRIP SOUTH & WOULD LIKE INFO ON YARN AND FABRIC SHOPS ALONG I-95 IN FLORIDA. PREFER NOT TO GO TOO FAR OFF THE HIGHWAY. THANKS IN ADVANCE
Consensus is more people prefer written instructions. I also prefer to have them written out. I cannot keep track of the pattern on charts. So those who write knitting patterns need to take heed.
I agree with you. All this technology is overwhelming. Too many of us are still old school. I still get requests to text pictures of my projects and have told these people dozens of times that my phone is for phone calls.