If you were thinking about taking the class “knitting two socks at the same time on two circular needles” but hesitated, I can say, think again. I am a devoted sock knitter. I like double pointed needles. That statement usually gets me a few strange glances. I have never been tempted to knit two socks at the same time. The idea of dealing with two balls of yarn has always deterred me.
After eaves dropping on the first session of the class, I decided I would cast on and give it a try. I have lots of needles; I wound a skein of yarn into two balls. Nothing to lose from trying something new and I must admit I was intrigued.
The big test was on Monday when I placed the project sack with two balls of yarn into my shoulder bag and began my commute, prime knitting time. To my surprise, the yarn did not become a tangled mess. The process was smooth and I was able to knit contentedly on the sock cuffs. As I was knitting I realized that the tips of the metal needles were quite worn. The finish on the tips had been worn off. These are 2mm needles that I had never used before. Seeing the worn tips of the knitting needles I wondered about my Grandmother's knitting. What had she knit on these tiny needles?