The right tools

I’m not a fan of double pointed needles but when it comes to the decreases on a hat … I have to switch from a small circular to double pointed needles… 5 of them – 4 to hold the stitches and one to knit them off …. only the other day I came across flexible double pointed needles … they have a small cable between two needles so I only need 3 not 5. For those of you that don’t knit that might not seem like much but for the knitters in the crowd, I expect it’s pretty wonderful … unless you already knew about them!!

I finished the Corner to Corner blanket last night … no photo yet … so I started another hat tonight and for once, I can’t wait to get to the crown decreases so I can try out the new needles!

I did have to wait to cast on until we got home from dinner … Keith’s nephews (yes, they’re twins) live about 45 minutes away so we met up with them for dinner before they head off to spend Christmas with their family.


  1. I wasn’t aware of those needles… Where did you get them? They’d be game changers for knitting sleeves too!

  2. Isn’t it great to find something to make our hobbies easier. Hope the hat is great! Keith’s nephews are so handsome and I am glad you got to spend some time with them.

  3. I started using those needles last year after my daughter showed me hers. I was knitting fidget muffs on 2 needles and hated sewing in all the many colours when joining the seams – not any more now I’m knitting in a circle 🙂

  4. Mary is it neat to see Twins as I am a twin also. And yes the right tools and how to use them are great. Thanks for sharing.

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