ah thanks! They look like such good needles, but I was concerned that I might have an attack if I used them. I need to track someone down who owns them and ask them to let me borrow em. How's this sound? "Hey uh...can I maybe, uh...you know...touch your needles?
I really think I chose the wrong hobby--not that I don't love knitting--but I'm allergic to bamboo (I know, random, especially considering my nickname is Panda), Wool, and Nickel. Darn, I guess I'll just have to stick to alpaca...haha