As I told you all about yesterday, I'm learning a new knitting technique that uses straight needles (at least during the learning phase). It's been a very long time since I knit on straight needles -- I usually use circulars.
There are some challenges associated with using straight needles. Especially verrrry long straight needles. Including, well... you might snap one in two if you're not careful:
I had another set of size 8 needles at home, but they're not quite as long. Bummer.
The lovely needles I broke were Lantern Moon needles I bought at Sock Summit. Sniff! I may have to start buying my 14" needles from KnitPicks. Slightly more affordable than Lantern Moon, so less painful if I break one.
Or, you know, I could stop breaking them. Duh.