I just got a new set of the (metal) KP Options sock needles. I’ve been using the Harmonies and love them, but wanted a spare set, so I got these. I also have a couple of larger size DPNs and tips for the interchangeables in metal, and have never come across this problem before.
My nice, supposed-to-be-slick metal needles are covered in a sticky coating! I tried washing them with soap and water, which helped a bit, but I can still feel it (and see it, as the paper towels I used to dry them are sticking to the goo).
Anyone else had this problem? Am I just a freak of nature? Any tips for getting this stuff off? I don’t want to send them back to KP if I don’t have to, so I’d like to try to fix it myself.