24
July
2006

The Love has Tarnished

Yes, I mean my new KnitPicks Options needles and yes, I think I literally mean “tarnished”.

I knit all of the Ballet Cami on them and it went really well. However, near the end of the principal knitting, I noticed that the tips were a little dull. Looking more closely, I noticed that it was only near the tips, pretty much exactly where I hold them. Clearly, my fingers are interacting with the finish. In a way that I haven’t seen with my Addis.

It’s hard to take a photo, but I did my best. Note that the needle on the top is duller than the one on the bottom. They both have the tarnish, the one on the bottom simply has that side turned away from the camera. (The penny was there to give my camera something to focus on)

Does this mean I regret my purchase? No. At least, not yet. But it does bear careful watching. If anyone else notices this problem, I’d love to hear it.

In other news, here’s a finished object! This is the square I made for Annette’s Blanket. I’ll be mailing it to Samantha in a day or so. When I looked at my stash, I realized I had a bunch of Cascade 220 Superwash left over from a past group blanket; small balls in a bunch of random sizes. So I decided to give the log cabin technique a try, and I let the size of the balls of yarn dictate the size of the squares. Next time I try one, instead of working in a spiral, I think I’ll start in one corner, and grow down and right (or something like that).