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VictoiseC
04-26-2005, 02:46 PM
Hey Kelly! I"m still sittin' on the fence over the needle choice. That's a great review Kemp did, showing the pictures and all.

I just wondered if you solved the problem you had with your needles? I haven't searched extensively for a post about that, maybe I missed it. What was the outcome? :thinking:

KellyK
04-26-2005, 02:48 PM
OH! I just had to mail the broken one back with $1 for shipping on the replacement cord.....NO problem!

VictoiseC
04-26-2005, 03:38 PM
Thanks Kel! you are so quickkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

I'm convinced the Denise are better needles but mannnnnnn I still like the colors of the Boyes! Going to go to a lys and see if I can try them. probably not.

rebecca
04-26-2005, 05:26 PM
vic, vic,vic..... :doh: :XX: U can go to LYS & try out the denises and the boyes and the boyes colors may be prettier.....but, I, like kelly...STAND BY MY DENISES!! If color is what may sway u to buy...think of the color of the YARN that u will be knitting (much more comfortably and faster, i might add) on your denises. Ok, let me tell u something stupid :wall: I did...I've been working on this afghan for a few weeks (2 really...1 week I didn't even knit)...so I decide to use a suze 10 circ, like it calls for...BUT...in walks my stupidity...(make yourself at home :evil: )....I get out a set of bates that i used to use all of the time (before my denises) and i can't stop the curling (not even with the hot water)...and do u know when I finally changed to my denises? ...LAST NITE!!! :shock: :shock: I was absolutely shocked with myself (in my defense...i have periods of stupidity bc I'm going thru early menopause...that sounds good, right?!).
All that said to tell u that i am now happily knitting with my denises...doing so swiftly, comfortably...and no twisty cords!!
AND denises are less expensive!!
Just don't let all of my boughts of stupidity over the last 2 weeks influence u against the denises, k!? (for reall...I have a very good reason, it's just kinda personal)
THE DENISE INTERCHANGEABLES ARE THE BEST
I need for these guys and knitpicks to pay me for ads...lol!!

rebecca
04-26-2005, 05:26 PM
:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
Denise....the winning choice....

VictoiseC
04-26-2005, 11:12 PM
:rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling: :rofling:

rebecca............. you are hilarious. well. there's an answer about the boyes vs. denise alright. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

oh boy. ok. che sera sera as my mum used to say.

maybe someone will just GIVE ME A SET and I can

forgeddaboudit

ok yeah the denise seems to win. (but Amy has the Boyds! :XX:)

rebecca
04-27-2005, 02:03 AM
:notworthy: :notworthy: we all know and oh so :heart: amy...but...that thing u said, vic that mom said (have no idea how to sp. it & don't wanna look back.... :blush: )....amy, HRH that she is and all :notworthy: :notworthy: ...she don't know everything....specially about DENISES!!!!!!
Oh...and vic.....ahhh...yeah. :--- ...the set's in the mail...yeah :--- that's the ticket....u should :--- be gettin' 'em soon :---
IN RUNS HRH AMY :notworthy: :notworthy: (from the footmen & ladies in waiting & pots& pan washers...u know...us.. :roflhard: :roflhard: ) back to story... HRH IS APPROACHING :fingerwag: :fingerwag: AND SETS THAT LYING REBECCA (imposter by the way...but did HRH have that part put in caps...well...noooo, but I'm not bitter) :fingerwag: ON THE STRAIGHT & NARROW & LETS IT BE KNOWN....NO :--- IN HERE!! Moral of the story....watch out for HRH Amy and the finger.... :fingerwag:

Holly
04-27-2005, 10:19 AM
I purchased my Denise's based on these rave reviews, and received them from that numei site within 2 days! (With free shipping!!) I was sold by the pics that showed how the cords attached to the needles -- not as much of a gap in which the yarn might catch. I really like my Addi circular that I'm working with now, and the Denises looked very similar in that regard. My only concern is that I really like the feel of the metal, but I'm hoping that the light weight will trump the metal feeling.

I can't wait to try them -- they look awesome! I've been a real geek showing them to people -- and ooing and ahing over how purfectly they fit in their cute, blue case -- hehe. Apparently it is only my friends on this site that can appreciate that because I've had many an eye rolled at me lately ;) !!!

Holly

rebecca
04-27-2005, 10:58 AM
Holly, I'm glad that u got them & seem to be enjoying them!! But..I will be absolutely honest about me and denises and addis...if I have to do a quick project that needs to be done really quickly...I'll grab addis...results, tho, for real, is that my hands will be sore. I don't know what the deal is with the denise brand, but my hands really don't hurt after working with them, even for a long time!! :balloons: happy for ya and I hope that u just :heart: yours like i do mine...and, obviously, kellyk does hers :D
have a knitty day
:thumbsup: later, man...lol

amy
04-28-2005, 03:27 PM
:heart: Love you back Rebecca! *muah*

I have to confess, I've not yet TRIED the Denise needles, so as much as I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Boyes, I can't say I love them better, until I've at least tried the Denise. I do love the colors and case of the Boyes, and the 3 additional needle sizes (sizes 2, 3, & 4)! I'm not sure how I'd like the plastic of the Denises--this is where I really need to try them to know.

Remember the Denise needle tips are shorter. Picture here (http://countrygirlzine.us/knit/wp-content/denise-needlesone.jpg). Some people like longer needles to hold onto; I know Meg Swansen feels this way, as did EZ. But this shortness may be worth it, if you don't mind changing the way you hole the needles a bit, since it gives you a 16" needle length, whereas the shortest Boye is 20" because of the longer tips. If you've ever used a 16" circular needle of any kind, it would have had shorter tips, similar to the Denise, to give you an idea of how that would feel to knit with.

The Denise look way easier to change the tips, they just snap on.
But then the Boyes are aluminum (so smooth), and come in such pretty colors and that GREAT carrying case, so compact and I love the look.

Has anyone given you the shopping tip for getting the Boys for $40? Buy them at Michaels with one of their $40 off coupons (published in local Sunday papers apparently). End price is $40 I believe.

Anyway, more stuff for you to chew on! Good luck choosing!
Amy

MaggieL
04-28-2005, 03:31 PM
I just bought mine yesterday from Michael's with the 40% coupon. Yeaaaaaa :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

rebecca
04-28-2005, 03:35 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :happydance: :happydance:
Yay YAY YAY for you!!!!

KellyK
04-28-2005, 03:38 PM
My Michaels doesnt carry the Boyes. Otherwise, Id buy 2 sets, mostly to have those smaller sizes to knit socks on 2 circs.

AND, if I have several projects going at once, Id have needles for EVERYTHING!!!

BWAAA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAA! :twisted:

rebecca
04-28-2005, 07:26 PM
U toooo :roflhard: :roflhard: and way too smarrtt!! :cheering: :cheering:

benniesma
04-29-2005, 11:43 AM
I love my Boyes! I have never knit with the plastic, but I just love the feel of the aluminum. And the pretty colors help me tell the different sizes.

I was just at Hobby Lobby were I saw they have the individual pieces to the Boye's interchangeable. So you can buy extra needles and cables in different sizes too. I plan on getting another 21 inch cable for sure. And depending on what size needles I use most, I'll probably add another set of those! Then I can have LOTS of projects going all at once!

Unfortunately Hobby Lobby doesn't do those great 40% coupons that I now about. But DH got mine on eBay for about $40 including shipping. Brand new set.

Jazzmatazz
01-09-2006, 08:51 AM
There was a 40% coupon for HL in yesterday's paper, so maybe they've caught on to that great idea...

KellyK
01-09-2006, 08:59 AM
Jazz, Im SO glad you bumped this thread....because I really should update everyone on the problem with the Denise cords snapping at the cord tips....

I have had this happen to me THREE times now. With my last return for a replacement, I enclosed a note stating that it was the third time this happened.

WELL....in Saturday's mail, I received a WHOLE SET OF REPLACEMENT CORDS along with a note that said they have improved the process for making the cords....a whole explanation of that process, and an apology.

What AWESOME customer service!! :cheering:

Sara
01-09-2006, 09:07 AM
I love my Denise's. :heart: :heart: :heart: They are wonderful! I'm thinking that if the planets ever align and I get to a store that has them when I have a coupon, I will buy a set of Boye's. If I don't like them, I can always trade them here.

Why would I need two sets of interchangeables? Because I am so promiscuous with my projects that I actually have all my cords in use at once and I have other things I'd like to put on the needles. :oops:

I bought my Denise at my LYS and if a piece breaks, I can get a replacement from the LYS rather than having to mail it to the company. They are guaranteed for any damage except pet chewing. Apparently, my LYS has a distributor license with the company (or some business term, whatever, they're official :doh: ).

Carol_OH
01-09-2006, 12:24 PM
Remember the Denise needle tips are shorter. Picture here (http://countrygirlzine.us/knit/wp-content/denise-needlesone.jpg). Some people like longer needles to hold onto; I know Meg Swansen feels this way, as did EZ. But this shortness may be worth it, if you don't mind changing the way you hole the needles a bit, since it gives you a 16" needle length, whereas the shortest Boye is 20" because of the longer tips. If you've ever used a 16" circular needle of any kind, it would have had shorter tips, similar to the Denise, to give you an idea of how that would feel to knit with.

but they're not as short as Addis! ;)

Carol_OH
01-09-2006, 12:26 PM
Jazz, Im SO glad you bumped this thread....because I really should update everyone on the problem with the Denise cords snapping at the cord tips....

I have had this happen to me THREE times now. With my last return for a replacement, I enclosed a note stating that it was the third time this happened.

WELL....in Saturday's mail, I received a WHOLE SET OF REPLACEMENT CORDS along with a note that said they have improved the process for making the cords....a whole explanation of that process, and an apology.

What AWESOME customer service!! :cheering:

cool! My cord just snapped the other night, but I know it was my fault - I knit WAYYYYY too tightly and pushed down my knitting on the cord - oops!

Jan in CA
01-09-2006, 12:33 PM
Oh boy... my fear now that I have the needles is that it's going to do this in the middle of a project, but I'm glad to know they have such great customer service.

->->.....runs off to put a lifeline on current project...

feministmama
01-09-2006, 02:52 PM
Because I am so promiscuous with my projects

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Gotta love thos 40% off coupons. Those enablers!!!

jessi_9783
01-10-2006, 04:24 PM
Hey Kelly

Do your replacement cords have that new hole built into them for a paperclip. When I bought the 40" and 52" cords for Magic Loop from Kaleidoscope Yarns I noticed they have that hole. So I went the Denise website and it said:

o NEW! For knitters with hand or wrist problems, a straightened paperclip can be inserted through the cord tips and used as a lever to lock or unlock knitting parts

I was so excited because for the first time I've been able to change the needles without asking my mom to do it for me. By the way I've found that the key for the Boyes set fits perfectly in the hole. I'm planning on replacing all of the cords in my kit with the new cables so that's why I'm asking if yours have the hole.

KellyK
01-10-2006, 04:33 PM
YES....that's exactly what they sent me!! :cheering:

jessi_9783
01-10-2006, 05:04 PM
Thats so cool!!!http://forum.rscnet.org/images/smilies/static.gifhttp://forum.rscnet.org/images/smilies/static.gifhttp://forum.rscnet.org/images/smilies/static.gif I'm printing my order form right now.

Jeremy
01-10-2006, 05:38 PM
BTW, Amy reminded me that the little hole is great for slipping a piece of dental floss in to function as a lifeline.

Arugula
01-10-2006, 06:10 PM
I am a total heretic BUT I went to my LYS, my heart set on the Denise's. When she showed them to me and I touched them I decided I would much rather have the Boye, even though I agree that the way the cords attach is better. I got the Boye for Christmas and LOVE them, no problems with the join, I just do it the way the instructions tell you to and haven't had any loosen up while knitting. I've thought about the Denise's but they seemed similar to bamboo and after my first project I simply knit too tight for bamboo. My stitches stick like crazy-a problem I don't have with metal. Also, I like a really pointy tip and the Denise's were pretty blunt (compared to the Boye). I don't have a problem with my hands aching (except when I learned to hold the needles a different way and that was entirely related to muscles, not the needles) but I also don't knit for hours at a time. So there is my opinion. :D