I started making them in search of a way to have needles to teach some of my students to knit. They are made with smooth dowels. If I have the students make the needles, they are more likely to stick with the learning process. I will write a how-to and send it to you in a few days along with a pair for you to try out.
OTN:Oddball baby blanket
OTH: Hat to match scarf
FO: (C)Scarf for International Swap, 12 chemo hats this month, 2 Oddball blanket sections
ITB-too many UFO's LOL!!!!