Taking the Blackthorn Needles for a test-drive:
I don't understand what these are made from--Carbon Fiber Composite. They're not wood--but they feel like bamboo. They're not steel--but they're very strong and feel as if they won't snap. It's the same material that the Blackbird Stealth Jet is made from. So I guess I'll be knitting so fast that radar won't detect the needles.
I cast on for a pair of Pilates socks. Since they're short and toe-less and heel-less, this should be a quick knit. I just want to get a feel for the needles. The touch is warm and the drag is just right. Not slippery or sticky. And the point is perfect for me--good and pointy.
I seem to have a love/hate relationship with dpns. I learned to knit socks on dpns, moved to two circulars and then changed over to magic loop. Swore I would never use dpns again. But, here I am with dpns and, so far, I'm loving them!