Yup. I’ve got Addi Naturas. They are not quite as pointy as the Crystal Palace Bamboos, though the join is slightly better.
The Crystal Palace bamboo needle I was using before I swtiched to the Holz & Stein rosewoods is new, so it’s not likely to have been one of a faulty batch.
The trouble is that the Cherry Tree Hill Suri Alpaca is extremely fine, so it will snag in any join of a circular needle. The Holz & Stein join is the easiest one to deal with. Too bad they are so bloody hard to find in the U.S. I’ve got some, but I don’t have them in every size I use.
I actually pulled out some of my straight needles to see how they’d work with this yarn. I’ve got straights in the right size (U.S. 3) in Inox, Aero, and Susan Bates. But I did not try any of them out. They are 14-inch straights, and it would not do to take those on the train. There’s not nearly enough room to be flailing straights around.
I did find an online shop in Canada that sells Aero circulars, so I placed an order last week. (Can you tell that I’m on a quest?) I’ll see how they are when they get here.
I’ve not tried the Denise needles. For some reason, I have a prejudice against them. Wait, I remember why. Because they come in sizes U.S. 5 — 15. I do a great deal of knitting on sizes smaller than a 5. The Inky Dinky Spider Stole is knitted on a size 3. So Denise wouldn’t do for this.
So, I knit along on my Holz & Stein rosewood.
For those of you keeping score at home, kindly note that the Inky Dinky Stole is not yet one-half completed, but it is more than one-third completed.
If I were ever to find the Holy Grail of lace knitting needles, it would go much faster!
Lucy is surprisingly unconcerned.