Welcome to The Ordinary Knitter, a knitting podcast discussing projects, yarns and patterns. My name is Heather and I’m @theordknitter on Twitter, @theordinaryknitter on Instagram and @ordinaryknitting on Ravelry. This week: snapped needles *again*, new yarn, Ivy, The Woolpack charity knitting group, and a new Twitter hour, #sksitandknit run by Simply Knitting magazine. I’m not feeling very well today so the podcast is a little more low-key than usual, all a bit disappointing as I’m going out with friends tonight, a rare occurrence and one I’m determined to enjoy!
Ft knitting patterns:
Snapped needles are the most disappointing thing, and it’s been too flipping frequent lately. I say in the podcast that I was putting the needle onto the cable but I think I was actually tightening it up, and SNAP! Gone. So annoying. Since I snapped a needle in the summer – the same 3.5mm KnitPro Symfonie size – I was so careful to support the whole shaft of the needle when I attached it to the cable and not overtighten. I think instead I undertightened it and had to keep screwing it back up properly, and it was on one of those times that it went pop. I was so relieved that in the end KnitPro had sent me a pair of needles as a replacement after the first one broke and not just the one.
I’m going to ask for metal needles from now on for anything 4mm and thinner. I’ve broken bamboo 2mm+ DPNs before so clearly I just can’t be trusted with slim needles in anything breakable! I’m interested in the Nova set, but for now will just ask for a couple of small sizes, well, maybe four: 3mm, 3.25, 3.5 and 3.75. Just for starters…