Good job! now let's see 'em!
Hah! That's my next challenge-learning how to post pictures on here.
I worked several rows of garter stitch on a current project with my new needles last night. I kept thinking to myself, "this is so cool-WHY did I spend money on all the straights I've bought so far?
Of course, I realize that the wood is somewhat flexible (not hardwood), so straights that are very long might not work out so well, but then the ones that I'd need longer would likely also be thicker
, so they might work just fine.
I'm going to try and find some small wooden balls to paint colorfully, then drill a hole in them and glue them to the ends of my new needles. Right now, I've followed Amy's suggestion and wrapped rubber bands around the end. I found an old bag of my dd's tiny ones leftover from when she wore braces. Also, I'm really anxious to get more dowels so I can make some dpn's. I was disappointed at our local Home Depot's lack of a variety of sizes of dowel's. I may try another lumber store in town. Oh, and I didn't have any 400 grit sandpaper on hand, but my ds suggested trying some steel wool we have, for that final sanding step. It worked great!