Sometimes I think I participate in the Readers' Choice Awards for entirely selfish reasons. Yes, I love giving you a voice and letting you share your favorites, and also hearing about products and people you love that I might not have been exposed to before.
But sometimes I just need new knitting needles.
I have been suffering through a series of catastrophic failures when it comes to interchangeable knitting needles lately. I broke a Zephyr needle clean in half. I have at least one cable where the metal part you screw the needle into is separating from the cable. One Harmony has pulled out of its metal end; two Denises are stuck in their cables and I can't get them out. I have another set I never seem to be able to get the points properly installed on the cables.
I bought a new set of fixed circulars for myself for Christmas. I've used one of them so far, and it was nice, but for some reason the set came with a size 10.75 and no size 7, the needle I probably use the most often. I just can't win.
So I need some advice. What needles do you love best? I want to hear who you think makes the most reliable, easiest to use, nicest needles. Whether you like circulars, straights, interchangeables or all of the above, I want to hear what you think. And if you can easily do a purl 2 together through the back loop with them, I definitely want to hear that!