As promised here is the follow on post from the Vintage knitting Patterns I shared last week.
When I went through my mother in laws stash, as she was de-cluttering in preparation for moving, I took all the yarn that was wool or cotton as that is what I prefer to knit with. :) This is what I have.
All 8 ply wools and one ball of 8 ply cotton in cream I have no idea what I will do with any of them but will have yarn on hand if a project pops up :)
As an adult I choose to knit on steel needles and feel that they are better than plastic, I prefer the feel of steel in my hands however I decided not to be elitist and took all of the needles thinking I would have a wider ranges of sizes to try different gauges.
This photo shows what I took from the wrap that I am definitely keeping
A closer look at the needle heads ... very retro looking and sweet.
These are the ones I would additionally like to keep but they are damaged. At first I thought it was some kind of substance on the needles Its white and grainy but I couldn't get it off. Now I have started to think it is actually some kind of coating on the needles that is peeling away You can see it in the next image and the close up following that. Click on either for a bigger better look.
There was this quantity again of plastic needles but many of them were quite brittle and some were broken. This just served to reinforce my preference for metal. ( though I would give bamboo a try also )
So any ideas as to if the damaged needles are able to be salvaged or used?
Do you have a preference for material your needles are made from?