I have to admit that I usually do not like metal knitting needles. They get cold really easily and in my drafty little apartment that can get frustrating rather quickly. I had to start a new project for my roommate because he has a giant watermelon sized head and no commercially purchased hat will fit it. He complained and because I was a dumbass and ordered the right yarn in the wrong weight for his Harry Potter Syltherin Scarf, I decided to ply two of the skeins together and make him a hat. I started the hat two days ago and there isn’t even enough of it to take a decent picture to show you, but I can assure you it’s HUGE. I think this is the biggest hat for an adult human EVER. I’m making up my own pattern because it’s bizarre to have a head with a twenty five (25) inch circumference. I’m going to pause a moment here and let that fact soak in: His head is twenty five (25) inches around.
Okay, now that you’ve gotten over that fact I can talk about the needles that I’m using for the first time. I’m using KnitPicks Options Nickle Plated circs. I’m actually really impressed with these needles. They don’t get cold, they have good points, and they don’t come unscrewed from the cable. I’m really impressed with these and I’ll be sure to update with pictures as soon as there is more than just a tiny strip of fabric on the needles.
Rock on Knitters.