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amy
06-14-2005, 03:20 PM
Used needles for sale, how cool! It's a very nice looking site where you can buy specific sets of used needles, based on a picture and description of each set. What you see is what you get. Be aware that she sells single needles for those looking to replace a single lost needle. So don't buy a single needle thinking it's a full set! LOL. The site looks great, and I have my eye on some aluminum DPN's for $2.50.

www.taraknit.com


This lady just ordered a CD from me, and sweetly asked permission to link to KnittingHelp from her new site. Of course, being curious, I had to check out her site. I think it's a great idea!

Soxy
06-14-2005, 04:06 PM
That is a very clever idea!!! I probably won't be able to use her service since I use circs 99.9% of the time. Dpns for socks are the only straight needles I use. I do like the idea even if I can't use it.!!!

mascarasnake
06-14-2005, 04:43 PM
Awesome! I have wished for this forever! On so many levels...thriftiness, environmental concerns...

Nuno930
06-14-2005, 11:17 PM
Ok is anyone else kicking themselves for not thinking of this? :doh:

Brilliant idea!

Rennagayle
06-16-2005, 09:45 AM
What a great idea! I wish I'd known about her when I first began knitting! She doesn't have the needle (as in singular) size which I need right now, but I've bookmarked her, and will continue to check her site. I found a single size 50 needle at Goodwill one day, but couldn't find the mate to it. I decided to go ahead and get it, since it cost practically nothing. Who knows? Maybe I'll find it a mate at Tara's site some day. :D

Carol_OH
06-16-2005, 09:51 AM
Hey Renna!- I'm "Tara" - and I haven't uploaded all my needles yet to the site...I do have a size 50 plastic needle - I'll upload it at lunchtime (I'm on EST) and maybe it's your mate!

Thanks to everyone for their positive words! It means a lot! :D

Carol

PS: I'm all ears when it comes to suggestions about the site...I'm thinking of adding crochet stuff soon, too. :D

Rennagayle
06-16-2005, 10:02 AM
Fantastic, Carol! I'll be sure and check your site this afternoon. Even if it's not my exact mate, as long as it's the right size, I'd be happy. I don't care what color it is. I have no problem of interracial marriages between needles (or people). :mrgreen:

rebecca
06-16-2005, 09:41 PM
:?? Okay, is there anyone besides me that didn't know that "Sears" had ever made needles?! I wonder if it is another 'craft' company that happens to have the same name as the well known retailer. Because if those r from the retail Sears store I bet that they are ancient...how cool is that ?!

Carol_OH
06-17-2005, 11:35 AM
Hey Rebecca - that's one of the really fun things about doing the taraknit site...The Sears' ones I have so far are these really neat BLUE color (looks at foldedbird/Denise! :D) - kinda a deep denim color. I would love to, down the line, do some sort of research on knitting needle companies. I hear Martha Stewart's company made/sold some too. If anyone hears or sees some odd ball manufacturers, I would love to hear about it!

Carol

Rennagayle
06-29-2005, 02:01 PM
Carol, I got my well packaged, quickly shipped, package of needles. Thank you SO much! :cheering:

Silver
06-29-2005, 02:05 PM
Ok is anyone else kicking themselves for not thinking of this? :doh:

Brilliant idea!
I DID think of it! I swear! When I cleaned out my own needle stash, I nonchalantly told DH "man.. a knitting consignment shop would ROCK".

Then I saw a butterfly flutter by and I forgot what I was saying.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-30-2005, 01:07 AM
hahaha.

Sara
06-30-2005, 10:13 AM
dd's favorite t-shirt says:

"I was going to take over the world, but I got distracted by something shiny.."

:rofling:

Mariainlaw
09-11-2011, 06:46 AM
Where can I sell slightly used knitting needles?

suzeeq
09-11-2011, 09:21 AM
Try ebay.

knitcindy
09-12-2011, 11:14 AM
When I clicked on the www.taraknit.com (http://www.taraknit.com) link, it went to a page that said "the domain taraknit.com may be for sale". What did I do wrong??? :shrug:

Thanks, knitcindy

Mirl56
09-12-2011, 01:22 PM
When I clicked on the www.taraknit.com (http://www.taraknit.com) link, it went to a page that said "the domain taraknit.com may be for sale". What did I do wrong??? :shrug:

Thanks, knitcindy

That post is from 2005, maybe the site doesn't exist any more.

To the poster wanting to sell used knitting needles - also try Craigslist if you don't want to deal with shipping that will likely be involved when selling on ebay. I've gotten rid of a lot of stuff, craft and other, that way.

Jan in CA
09-12-2011, 01:24 PM
When I clicked on the www.taraknit.com (http://www.taraknit.com) link, it went to a page that said "the domain taraknit.com may be for sale". What did I do wrong??? :shrug:

Thanks, knitcindy

You didn't do anything wrong. The original post is 6 yrs old so more than likely the link has changed or is no longer selling.

linknit41
09-13-2011, 07:41 PM
:?? Okay, is there anyone besides me that didn't know that "Sears" had ever made needles?! I wonder if it is another 'craft' company that happens to have the same name as the well known retailer. Because if those r from the retail Sears store I bet that they are ancient...how cool is that ?!

I have a set of Sears interchangeable circular needles that i bought back in the mid-70's. They came in a blue and green folder, with size 6-11 tips and 5 cables of differing lengths.The cables are much thicker than on sets i have since bought (knitpicks harmonies for example), but are quite flexible. It includes screw-on caps to keep the stitches from sliding off if you want to use the needles but keep another project on the cables. there is a paper inside that reads: This is kit no.5791. There is a size 10-1/2 needle included--don't see that very often-- linknit41

suzeeq
09-13-2011, 07:58 PM
Sears also used to sell their own brand of yarn too, as did Kmart and Woolworth's, and SS Kresge which became Walmart. You can still buy yarn from Kmart online, not their brand anymore, but different brands.

Lighting57
09-14-2011, 11:48 AM
I went to www.taraknit.com but all I get is a list of other websites and there is a banner across the page that states taraknits might be for sale. ???

I did see a list with used needles listed, but it too took me to a list of websites.

Can someone point me to the correct place?

Jan in CA
09-14-2011, 12:49 PM
I went to www.taraknit.com (http://www.taraknit.com) but all I get is a list of other websites and there is a banner across the page that states taraknits might be for sale. ???

I did see a list with used needles listed, but it too took me to a list of websites.

Can someone point me to the correct place?

If you scroll down/up a little bit you'll see my comment. Since this thread is 6 yrs old it's likely the site is no longer valid. Search google for used needles.

Lighting57
09-14-2011, 01:55 PM
If you scroll down/up a little bit you'll see my comment. Since this thread is 6 yrs old it's likely the site is no longer valid. Search google for used needles.


Thanks I didn't think to check the date.

Which leads me another question.
Does this site purge any post after a set amount of time?

Jan in CA
09-19-2011, 12:17 AM
Thanks I didn't think to check the date.

Which leads me another question.
Does this site purge any post after a set amount of time?

I don't think they have done it very often. Sheldon likes to leave old posts because they might be able to help someone else when searching. I think they may have purged a few last time he switched software, but I'm not sure though. Are you missing something?

Lighting57
09-19-2011, 08:36 PM
I don't think they have done it very often. Sheldon likes to leave old posts because they might be able to help someone else when searching. I think they may have purged a few last time he switched software, but I'm not sure though. Are you missing something?


No, I'm not missing anything. You pointed out that this thread was six years old. That's what made me wonder if this website purged threads after a certain amount of time in order to free up space, etc., especailly if the person that started it was no longer a member of the website.

Thanks for your reply.

margrue
09-19-2011, 10:35 PM
I'm in my 60s and I can remember as a child going to the Sears store downtown and in the basement there was a big fabric and yarn department. I didn't knit or sew yet at the time, mostly 'helped' my mom pick out fabrics to make clothes for me and my sibs. I'm sure though that they probably had yarn and needles under the Sears brand.