I was happily knitting away last night when this happened…
Fortunately I’d just cast off another sock and had a second identical pair sitting beside me – so not a single stitch dropped. What is bugging me though is how long these needles have lasted. They can’t be more than a couple of years old – although they do get a lot of millage.
They’re Knitpro symfonies and I really love knitting on them, but Knitpro aren’t cheap and I expected them to last longer. Am I being unrealistic about the longevity of wooden needles – especially very thin ones? At times I knit on vintage needles that were made before I was born. I’m sure that sort of life is unrealistic for a wooden 2.5mm needle. But what is realistic?
So, I thought I’d ask: Do you snap needles when you’re knitting? Or am I just heavy handed? What needles do you prefer in thinner diameters? For socks and for other garments?