hi everyone, while i'm waiting impatiently for my yarn, i have been mulling over the vexed question of needles. i need some new ones, and am not sure which way to go. i have been using the addi turbo, which i find almost perfect, but sometimes feel the points are not quite sharp enough. i do like bamboo, but so far any circular ones i have used have had a tendency to cause the stitches to stick over the join - argh! when knitting anything straight, i like to use long ones because i stick the right one under my arm and crack along like anything.
i've been reading a lot about knitpicks. does any one have experience of these? what are they like? does that switching points thing really work?
and finally, is anything acceptable on aircraft these days? in the 'olden days' ie, before everyone got understandably hairy about flying, i used to get away with bamboo, but when i flew in July Ryanair turned their nose up even at those. (altho i had heard the general ban had been lifted). please help me out here, because i am cobbling along with all sorts of bits and bobs, not wanting to part with my hard-earned in vain! happy knitting to all - hope your shawls/stoles are just buzzing along ;)