Ramblings about my stitches in cloth, yarn, and life. My many hobbies include (but are not limited to) sewing, decoupage, embroidery, cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, polymer clay, punch needle, tatting, and quilling.
If I could only use one type of knitting needle, I'd choose bamboo. I got some for Christmas and my Birthday. My Mom got me a set of size 3 straight needles and size 9 circular needles, and my Grandma got me two sets of size 3 dpns. I like using bamboo needles because they keep nubby yarns from slipping off my needles all the time. Other pros are:
* They don't get cold like aluminum needles * They're lighter weight * They're easier to hold * They aren't as noisy as aluminum needles can be
So although they cost a bit more, the price is worth it.