I just pulled out my Size 8 options needles, and started to knit with them for the first time. While knitting, I noticed the tip was somewhat scratchy, however, when I looked at the tip nothing was wrong with it. Then as it became more and more annoying, I looked at the tip again (this was after about twenty rows of my guage swatch) and realized the tip was peeling. The shiny nickle plating was actually gone from the tip and it seemed to keep coming off when I kept knitting.
I have stopped knitting now, and sent an email to customer service, but I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else? :shrug: I am upset because I want to continue my swatching but I just can’t handle the scratchy feeling that the peeled tip is making against the other needle. It is kinda like the feeling you get when you scrape a fork against your teeth. It gives me shivers!!!