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A couple of weeks ago Elise asked me for a pair of mitts. Yesterday, shortly after I bought online a new set of circular interchangables, I prepared to cast on Romi Hill's Gingerbread mitts. Now I know I could have magic looped them - but my hands don't love magic looping. I can knit on two circulars, but Princess Daisy hates that (they dangle down and tickle her back and she complains). Also, as I've said before, I find knitting on double pointed needles the most satisfying way to knit small circumference in the round. So I dug up my old bamboo DPNs, which I bought thousands of in a set when I was a new knitter. Unfortunately, in the 3.5mm size I could only find these:

 3 really long ones and four short ones, one of which was missing an end and two of which appear to have been gnawed by a cat. So, on the way home I stopped by Morris and Sons, and bought myself a set of Knitters Pride Carbonz needles, because I thought it would be super fun to try them out.


 I quite like them. The tips are pointed, but not super sharp, like the Stiletto point on   my beloved Signature needles. The bit you hold is carbon fibre and doesn't have that chill feeling that metal has. I quite like that feeling, the carbon fibre feels kind of warm - like wood, Generally I'm enjoying these needles, and will certainly think about buying some in 4mm since I don't have any DPNs in that size. 


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