As you know, I have been chipping away at my Kidsilk Haze mountain, knitting the “Lacy Top with four sleeves”. That part is all “good”!
The “bad” part was that I was getting very frustrated with all the yarnovers and my ancient, blunt metal needles -I’ve tried wood and bamboo with KSH – it doesn’t work for me.
Another “good” part is that Santa (looking surprisingly like Ben) bought me a fabulous gift for Christmas. 😀
A set of “fabby” custom made, Signature knitting needles with Stiletto points!! 😛
They are things of great beauty. The spiral ends catch the light when twirled and the points are perfectly proportioned for stabbing at Kidsilk Haze! 😎
I’m not going to rewrite the Signature website here and give you all the details about them but I must say I am extremely please with my Christmas prezzie. Click the link and have a drool at the needles…I dare you! 😉
There’s also a well argued review of these needles here at Knitter’s Review.
One note of concern though – I have the set of the smaller sizes which are great. As the gauge of needle increases, so does the spiral, bell or teardrop end. After holding a friend’s large gauge signature needle, I’d have reservations about the weight of the larger sizes, especially on longer needles. Just something to think about if you’re tempted.
I’ve done the third sleeve now…onward with the lacy top!