It has been tested (note the damp spots) and it is not slippery!
Pattern: Muriwai by Mel Clark from Knit 2 Together
Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Bulky in Planetarium, 8.5 skeins (held double)
Needles: 6.5 mm Knit Picks Harmony interchangeables
Mods: Knit until there were 315 stitches instead of the 340 in the pattern. I just couldn’t take it anymore and I wanted to finish a project today. We don’t have a particularly big bathroom, so the size is just fine.
Started: Fall 2010
Problems: Just with the needles. My KP needles have decided they hate me, it seems. In the last few months I’ve had one US 8 and one US 11 tip just plain break at the base, then discovered I only got one US 10 tip in my set and 3 US 10.5. That 3rd 10.5 came in handy when one of the other two pulled out of the base (and more than a few stitches) partway through this project. Knit Picks customer service is great, though, and they did send 3 new sets (8, 10, 11) to replace the damaged ones. Then, partway through the toe on the second birthday knee sock, one of the tips on my 2 mm 40″ fixed circ just plain snapped in half. I haven’t contacted customer service about that one yet. I assume I’ll be able to get a replacement, but I’m starting to think maybe KP needles have a 3-4 year lifespan and that’s it. If I weren’t such a loose knitter and if they hadn’t all broken so close together, I’d think it was me and not the needles. In any case, I think I might start testing some other brands with my next few needle purchases.