I was, I admit, a bit surprised by the comments on yesterday’s post. I did not know that so many people felt guilt at pitching out a project that wasn’t working for them. I’ve never had issues with guilt over this — life is too short to force yourself to work on something you are not enjoying, particularly when that something is your hobby or means of relaxation — something you do for fun.
So embrace your inner bad-ass! If you hate what you are knitting, stop knitting it! Frog it! Give it away! Throw it away! Power to the knitters!
I shall now step down off my soapbox and resume knitting on my fun project.
Wendy T. asked in the comments:
Signature needles – – would you say they are pointer than Knitpicks? That much nicer? What length did you get for your Size 6 – – I’m gonna bite and get one too but I don’t know if I should get 24″ or 32″ – – – I tend to use 24″ the most. I’ve been eyeballing them for a long, long while.
I don’t know if they are pointier than Knitpicks as I don’t have a size 6 Knitpicks needle to compare to it. Well, I probably do in the Knitpicks Options set that I have kicking around somewhere. But I stopped using that set because the joins were very unreliable and kept unscrewing themselves.
What I will tell you is that the Signature needles are much higher quality than the Knitpicks. It’s like comparing a BMW to a stripped-down Hyundai. Or a Montblanc pen to a Bic ballpoint. (As I recall, in her review of the Signature needles on Knitters Review, Clara Parkes likened them to a Montblanc pen.) This is truly a matter of “you get what you pay for.”
“You talkin’ to me?”