For the past decade (or so it seems), I've been inordinately fond of knitting socks. My favourite needles for socks are 2.75 mm. double points (DPNs). I've used bamboo (merely okay) and birch (okay) but far and away prefer metal. Until recently, my collection of 2.5 mm - 3.00 mm. DPNs looked like this:
What a motley crew! My grandfather would've described this collection as 'six of a dozen, assorted' -- and rightly so! Bent, misshapen, varying lengths and quantities. Sigh.
What's a sock-knitter to do?
Well. 'Nuff said. I went to Lori at The Crafty Lady in Lacombe for a DPN 'fix', and came home with a set of these babies:
|Knitter's Pride Nova|
The yarn is Peruvian Baby Silk (80% baby alpaca; 20% silk), from Elann's Peruvian collection. I amassed an inordinate amount of this (and it's look-alike, Baby Cashmere) in raspberry -- and a bit in other colours -- several years ago, and tend to knit it up in delicious 1, 2 or 3-ball projects (this one takes 2) for special people's special occasions. (In this case, my friend B is having a birthday at the beginning of February.) My hands love to knit with this yarn, and now, on these needles...well, as I said, I think I'm in love!