I wanted to knit a length of I Cord with some hand spun yarn. However, the largest double pointed needles I own are #8. I found some beautiful fat wooden ones on the Internet, but of course I wanted them yesterday. But wait! I have a piece of dowel rod...I cut it in half and tried to point the ends with my trusty pocket knife. It took a while (I couldn't get my knife sharp enough), but look! I did it, after a fashion. And I knitted the I Cord which turns out to be a cool thing to do with an Art Yarn. I am proud of myself!