So, I have just started on my first pair of Gloves (the 'Dashing' gloves without the cables). I am using a set of 5 double pointed needles, #7 and some Lamb's Pride worsted. I cast onto 4 needles and use the 5th for the actual knitting. I am finding that the needles are getting in my way as I try to knit. Are there any tricks to knitting with double pointed needles? I read a lot about doing the same thing with 2 circs. Would you recommend that over double pointed? Will I have to use double pointed needles for some work eventually anyway, like perhaps the fingers on gloves?
Next, I just finished that Irish Hiking Scarf as you can see in my blog. The problem is I wore it today over my nice black cardigan sweater. It left TONS of these little hairs that came off the scarf. How can I get rid of them or tame them down a little bit? When I blocked the scarf I just used plain old water, would buying some of that 'wool washing soap' help?
Thanks for any suggestions!