I have loved this needle. It is my favorite type of needle for knitting socks. I never deliberately bent it or scratched it, and I don’t recall a particular incident where this needle got hurt. Its scars are only indicative of years of duty, and perhaps the nature of my knitting – fishing for dropped needles on the bus or subway, needles ramming against something in my purse, walking into walls while the project is in my hands… :).

It has knit thousands of stitches, of this I’m sure, and if that’s not love, I don’t know what is. I have loved this needle. But I don’t love that its chipped finish is now snagging my yarn. Rest in peace.


Eye Candy Friday: completed Ene. This project, too, was loved. Knitting the fine yarn on tiny needles (US 0, 2.0 mm) made a little, cute neck scarf-sized Ene. Now to confer with Sundara and block.


24 thoughts on “Loved.

  1. Rachel

    Wow, your (well, Sundara’s) Ene is gorgeous! That finished up fast!

    I love those Susan Bates needles, too. Bendy is much better than splintering bamboo. I might get a second set, just in case.

  2. Stella

    I like the Susan Bates too, but I don’t think I own a single set that doens’t have at least one bent needle. Ah well. It’s had a good run. 🙂

  3. Shamiran

    Poor Needle… May he rest peacefully at that big yarn shop in they sky! 😉

    Cheer up! Look on the bright side; at least now you have a valid excuse to buy a new set of needles!!! 😉

  4. TracyKM

    A little behind…I was looking at your wrap dress again, wondering if I could make it (no, I don’t think jersey is for me), and checked out what your next sewing project is. Wow! I think I really need to find a sewing teacher, I’m having a hard time with an “Easy!!” pattern!

  5. angelarae

    Sorry for the needle loss. I know how irritating it can be to have the needle snag your yarn every time you try to knit with it. Not worth it. Your Ene looks very nice, indeed. Lovely color.


  6. YarnAddict

    I’ve got bamboo dpns thtat look like that, in fact I don’t think I’ve got a single straight bamboo dpn left which is why I switched to metal dpns. I’m sure it won’t be long till they end up like yours though.

  7. Sue

    I loved my Brittany birch needles, till they started snagging my yarns. I’m now looking at going back to metal and staying away from wood. I also don’t remember “hurting” them, so why they should suddenly start splintering is beyond me.

    RIP beloved needles.

  8. Heide

    We always hurt the ones we love! Ene is beautiful. Will you take pictures of it being modeled too? It’s just the perfect time of year to wrap up in a shawl on a chilly evening.

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