|Wood Knitting Needles by Baahurrah|
So how do you learn what is the right tool for the job? Well in both cases, it is a combination of advice and experience.
When I first began knitting, I was told that the easiest thing to learn on was bamboo. You are less likely to drop stitches because of its "sticky" nature. I loved knitting on them and began investing in bamboo needles in every size. Now I have a collection of needles I barely use. Why? Because once I got past the learning stage, I found out that aluminum needles are a lot "faster" and lighter.
So now its your turn, what have you learned in your craft from experience?