I asked my mother in law who is from Holland and she said that the Dutch call them knitting PINS not needles. She used to knit when she was a girl. I'm going to convince her to take it back up so I have a knitting partner
Knitting to keep my sanity. It's working... kinda...
OTN: Dr Watson's Cable Crew Neck
OTN: Writer's Cardigan
That was interesting. I still can't figure out how you use it though.
One thing I love about knitting, there is always so new thing to learn. Or new technique to try. I keep a stack of interesting ideas to try out. And when I'm bored with what I'm working on. Or between projects, I pull it out & jump into untried territory.
I think you use it like a crochet hook, but with a different technique. There's a ravelry group called 'slip stitch crochet' where you slip stitch instead of sc/dc and the effect can be like knitting. It's also called 'bosnian crochet'. The results look similar to this 'knit pen' thing, and btw, I found out 'pen' is a Dutch word for 'needle'