Seduce: to win over; attract

Yarn seduces me with her siren call. "Pick me! Pick me!" I am hopelessly enchanted by yarn and am delighted by the endless choices.

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Needles

Have you seen the new 9" circular sock needles by Hiya Hiya?

When I first saw them, I thought huh? don't think I'd like them. But then I was asked to test them...they're great!!

I cast on 64sts with Brown Sheep Wildfoote and started the ribbing on a US size 1. I thought it would be difficult with such a small circular needle circumference but n-o-o-o, it actually works well. So well that I asked for one in a US size 2 so I can try them with a pair of fingerless gloves! (I have to wait because they had to be ordered.)

They are great if you have trouble with ladders between your dpns.

And since I don't have enough WIPs (not!) I wound this yarn (which I haven't tried yet) for a pair of fingerless gloves. The Ravelry Fingerless Glove Fanatics group September kal is Della Mitts.

Watch for an updated pictures.

1 comment:

Gigi said...

Hi Susan,

9" circs?! I'm using 12' for my Whisper and I thought they were weird at first, but now I think they're greatest thing since sliced bread. I was getting terrible ladders using dpn's with the fragile lacy yarn. So are you liking these circs even better than dpn's for socks now? If you say they're good, then they are!

Blessings to you,