I wish I could see my mother’s face when she reads that title…… hehehehehe…….
Anyways, it is true, I do prefer a 10in shaft….. on my knitting needles that is. I’ve snagged up as many 10″ knitting needle sets that I can find (which honestly aren’t that many in the stores I frequent) because for me I don’t need anything else. The 14″ straights are too long, and I end up snagging them on things as I knit. Or I end up sitting all weirdly akimbo to accomadate for the non snuggle friendly length of the 14’s. So, most of my straight knitting gets done on the 10 inchers (my favorites) or my DPNs. Finding 10″ long needles that won’t set me back a fortune is a problem, and there has been more than a few times when I bandied about the idea to buy the plastic kids’ set that comes with several sizes for $10 or so. Like even the 9″ bamboo set where you get sizes 8 all the way up to 15 for $28 is still not really my thing… because both the plastic and the bamboo aren’t aluminum and aluminum needles are really what I prefer. I like the heavy metal 10in shaft (not that aluminum is heavy metal, but you use what you can work with, I don’t think I can beat Donnaz love for balls. Go ahead and click it, you know you want to).
After reading Donnaz post, I wonder, how many people have named their ball winders? Mine is named Caitho (which means eater in gaelic, see here for why) and she named hers Hugo. Fess up, anyone else name their knitting tools?