Ugh, small needles... When I wanted to learn how to knit, I asked my mom to get me knitting needles. She went to this place where they sell all kinds of string and needles and bought me 2.5mm needles (the only size they had). I learned to knit with these things. Later, when I asked my grandma's sister-in-law (a knitting expert) if knitting was as painful as it is for me, she told me: "Well, these needles are small!"
I try not to touch my 2.5mm needles. I just don't like them :D.
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