I've used Denise Interchangeable knitting needles for years now, first using the standard set and more recently the pink Interchangeables.
They're infinitely portable, flexible, and practical for almost every knitting use. If I'd had to come up with one complaint, it would've been the shiny plastic box in which
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is a master storyteller. Her mind is always working, observing, recording, making connections, remembering things that most of us notice and then quickly forget—and then recounting them at the perfect moment.
She's also a very good writer who comments on the foibles of human
When I first started acquiring knitting needles, I religiously kept all their packaging and vowed to keep each needle in its corresponding package for safekeeping. It seemed like brilliant idea, but entropy got the best of me.
Some 20 years later my house is overrun with
My first knitting needles were pink aluminum Boye straights that made an awful clanging noise every time I dropped them, which was pretty often.
When I finally discovered that they made needles out of other materials, I took off and never looked back—until I received three sample pairs