Following my last post, I looked into interchangeable metal tips for my Knit Picks (Knit Pro in the UK) circulars. I considered investing in a set of Addi interchangeables but decided against these based on price. Besides, other than a few cables going awry, I'm happy with what I've got and (I'm not excusing their poor performance but) they have been subjected to 5 years of rather rigorous use.
Anyway, last Friday I ordered 3 tips from meadow yarn. I had the option of 'standard' or 'special' metal tips and went with 'special'. Because I'm worth it :) and it wasn't a size I'd heard of. The needle tips arrived today and I was surprised by the difference between the old and new i.e. standard and special!
The specials are dinky little things! I haven't used them yet so can't report on performance. But I'm keeping the 'standard' size handy in case the special ones and I don't get along.
And what am I using these needles for, you wonder. Why, my summer cardigan of course!
I'm working up Peasy.
And it's shaping up to be one zesty pea. I dunno if I will be done in time to wear it to Knit Nation but that remains my aim.