I'm joining in Ginny's Yarn Along this week.
I tried out my new Knitters Pride Cubics needles this week and thought it would be fun to give a product review today alongside my yarn along post.
When I first saw these needles, I was smitten. Square knitting needles? I put them on my Christmas wish list but when Miranda went to our LYS to get me a pair, they were sold out. Hmmm, I guess they were popular. Miranda, being the thoughtful person she is, remembered and so for my birthday last month went back and picked up a pair of US10. What I found especially sweet is that Miranda asked Bridget for advice about which size to get me and as Bridget knows how much I love worsted weight (Malabrigo, in particular), she said "US 10, definitely!" Somehow hearing that really warmed my heart -- my LYS knows me that well.
|Manos de Uruguay Maxima|
I'm working on a new baby cardigan design in Maxima and did a little swatching on these needles. The square surface is really comfortable in my hands and the wood is super smooth. Even Maxima, which is soft but has a slightly rough edge, moves along nicely on these needles. The points are tapered evenly and has enough definition that knitting and purling are easy. I haven't added straight needles to my needles stash in ages but these will definitely replace those old dare-I-say aluminum needles from my younger days.
The designing is going well -- have I already mentioned how much I'm loving knitting baby stuff? -- and I hope to get my new pattern notes finalized in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, my reading has been a bit ... how should I say it, ... non-existent? I think I have knitting-on-the-brain. I'm sure that's a real diagnosis. I am in the midst of reading the new issue of VK International. Does that count?