Way to go!!!:cheering:
I did this awhile back and loved doing it - very easy. I used schulpy clay and made a bead for each end of my needles.
I'm also teaching a few middleschool girls to knit and the next time we meet we are going to make our own needles. I purchased the smaller dowel rods - about the size of a pencil. I'm using a pencil sharpner - it is a bit safer than a sander.
We are then going to make schulpy beads for the top. I also found in the wood crafting section of our ACMoore, a bag of wooden balls that fit perfectly on the end of the dowel rod. A little sand paper, some polly - new set of needles.
Someone mentioned to take your needle gauge to pick out dowel rods - never thought of that, thank you!!!