I'm not really a knitter. I couldn't read a pattern if I had to, but... I know how to knit one way and so I do it (sometimes). Reminds me of Lady Kluck, the chicken, in Robin Hood (the Disney Cartoon) as she knits while in waiting on Maid Marian... I dunno where that came from- just saying. Anyways.... in my tiling tutorial/epic long post- I recommended using a knitting needle. It's an awesome tiling tool. I almost
Let me introduce the Cookie Monster scarf. Took me 3 years (yes, years) to finish it. I was using a size 8 needle. Using fine furry like yarn. Plus, like I typed, I'm not a knitter. AND, I was a newlywed then. Had to train handy hunk to do household projects, like moving toilets over 5 inches. :-) 3 years later- I finally had, had it with knitting it and had my friend show me how to cast off (that was a lot of had's). <this is where I thought I threw those needles away>
Now, please meet Black Gothic, number 2 in the line up. Only took me 1 1/2years to finish (woohhoo, only 1/2 the time). Still not a dedicated knitter. Purchased size 11 needles to do this one. Way too wide though. Big and Black, I need to dress it up somehow.
Now let me introduce Black Autumn. Scarf #3. This only only took me 1 1/2weeks. WHAT? Yes, weeks. By my calculations (very unscientific) at this rate my next one should only take me 1 1/2hrs to complete ;-) If I keep this rapid rate of knitting up, I should be able to crank them out in 1 1/2 minutes :-) LOL Just kidding. Still using the size 11 needles. Got smart- made it narrower. Also, added a loop at the end for versatile wearing.
All this to explain what? Oh yeah- that you shouldn't throw knitting needles away- even if you never ever, ever plan on using them again. You just might repurpose them for something worthwhile.