Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.


Let’s talk needles. I have a few. And I have favorites (my Signature Needle Arts DPN’s aka Sigs), but I’m a firm believer in the right tool for the job. When I’m using yarn that is splitty, I don’t want crazy pointy needles. I’ve also been known to choose needles that color coordinate with the yarn. When I’m using a pattern that is most easily halved, I grab circs and rock some magic loop…..but when I’m not in a hurry and the pattern is relaxing, I reach for bamboo dpn’s. I might even switch to bamboo mid-sock for no reason that I can recall. There’s just something about the feel of them in my hands that makes knitting feel like a journey. There’s nowhere to be; yarn is gliding around and around on my wooden sticks until Voila! Socks!
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Tonal
Needles: 2.25mm bamboo dpn’s (first sock on metal hiya hiya dpn’s)
Pattern: Slant (coming soon) by Hunter Hammersen

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  1. steph says:

    oh, i understand that needle-thing completely! (and I thought I was the only one to color coordinate my needles and yarn –which sometimes proves to be rather hard on my eyes!!!!) I’ve even looked for a perfect project to USE my sigs if I haven’t used them in a while. Total knitting geek.

  2. Michelle says:

    I used to be a bit more of a switch hitter than I am currently. Now, It’s a safe bet that I’m using bamboo DPNs if I’m knitting a sock. I love my circular signatures, but honestly I use my Addi’s or Heavy Metals most often for the sake of convenience, and they’re not fun colors. :-D

  3. Bonnie says:

    I love sigs fiercely. I’ve done a pair of socks on magic loop, but only once so I could see what the fuss was all about. I really love dpns. The orange socks are gorgeous! I’ve used Stroll Tonal a couple times, but never the orange. I think it looks great as these socks.

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