In addition to working on pattern modifications– yes I am still working away on this - I decided that I needed to add one more item to the To Do List…. I am also working on my website.
I wish there were more of me…
No…I wish that there were a better “me”.
Not a mini me, but a “maxi me”.
Someone that could do more of the everyday task that seem to get me bogged down and clog my brain with clutter.
For the website, I have been slowly adding more and more kits, but I still have a long way to go. That is were the pattern project has been coming in.
I wanted to vet the patterns a little closer and have recently employed software for patterns/charts. This does not remove all human error, but it offers another way of checking and improving.
On the website, I have also been adding needles. As I stock a larger variety of needles, I want to be able to offer that to others.
Recently I fell in love – sound the trumpets – with knitter’s pride cubics.
For those of you that have not had the privilege of working with these little beauties, here’s the quickie version.
Laminated Birch wood, with a smooth and fast finish.
Oh did I mention, SQUARE.
When I was first introduced to these, I was skeptical - as I always am. It was probably just another gimmick I felt.
So for my double blind taste test, I worked on a project that required dpn’s.
With the four working needles, I used 2 square needles and two round needles. To keep this as close to perfect as I could, the round needles were also Knitter’s Pride.
I chased around in a circle and wouldn’t really pay attention to where I was in the sequence of square vs. round. When I did pay attention and look at the needles, I realized that I liked the square needles more than the round needles.
Maybe not a gimmick I surmised…
The only real issue and maybe not of great importance – they do appear to be just shy of “normal” sizing. Not a significant amount and probably not enough to make any difference. But slightly different.
The other and last point of future needles – Knitter’s Pride has also added a Carbonz needle. Needles made of carbon fiber…
I think these might be of great interest to knitters that need/want the smaller gauged needles.
Is this a gimmick or not?
I am looking forward to testing these.