I hope this is the right place to post this, because I wasn’t really sure where it should go…
I am a new knitter and have been using only straight wooden needles so far. I started with a borrowed pair of bamboo ones, then bought myself a few rosewood pairs in a variety of sizes. They’re all beautiful, but I got them all on sale and I’ve noticed a tendency for imperfections. Specifically, I have two pairs which have a slightly bowed needle to begin with. This is not warping due to knitting, as they are new.
Now, I’m a bit OCD, so I have to pretend this doesn’t bother me lol. Mostly, though, I’m concerned about further warping with use because I don’t want to ruin my lovely needles.
My questions are: 1. Is it common for brand new wooden needles to be imperfect? And 2. Is there a type of straight needle which is unlikely to warp with use? I don’t think my knitting is overly tight, but it’s not exactly loose, either and I’d rather not have to worry too much about keeping my needles in good condition.
I really, really don’t want to use plastic, btw.