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Knitting
10-24-2005, 06:08 AM
Hello, :cheering:

How many needles do you own? What needles are they?

Currently I have 3 pairs of needles, and 1 circular needle.

Hope to own more!

Let's share!

Debbie
10-24-2005, 07:05 AM
ummm, well, it would take to long to count them, figure out the sizes and write it all down ..... Probably 20 pair metal ...given to me by a friend who "does" estate sales ... all grouped into colors and displayed in vases ... I don't really like to knit with metal but they are SOOOO pretty! About 25 pair of bamboo straights ... various sizes some 14", 12" and 9" They are pretty , too! a set of Boye interchangables .... maybe 6 clover bamboo circs, my favorite to knit in the round with .... and 6 misc circs..... 12 or so sets of DPN's mostly bamboo ... Some very cool old plastic needles and wood needles from ebay ... and a few DPN's and Straights I made myself ......

Most of them are "out" except the circs ... on display ... so ... are they knitting needles or home decor ... well, I tell my DH decor .... don't tell him that most people don't buy knitting needles to decorate :)

I haven't ordered any needles from TaraKnits because I am afraid once I start I won't be able to stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KellyK
10-24-2005, 07:32 AM
I have:

The pair of 14" sz 17 metal straights that I learned on... :heart:

2 sets of Denises
Clover bamboo circs: 16" 15's, 16" 3's, 24" 3's
Addi's: 16" 4's
Susan Bates Silvalume circs: 29" 8's, 29" 2's
Clover Bamboo DPN's: 9's, 7's, 3's

I just need to complete my collection of bamboo DPN's and small-gauge circs. ;)

benniesma
10-24-2005, 08:36 AM
Two sets of Denises! Yay for you!


I don't have much yet, since I am such a slow knitter. :)

1 set of Boye's interchangeables :heart:
3 sets of DPNs 7, 4. 5
4 pair of Susan Bates Crystal-something-or-other 8, 9, 10, 10.5
2 pair of Boyes aluminum straights 7, 15
1 pair bamboo 13 (my first pair - for a fun fur scarf!)
1 Boye aluminum circs 4


I can't wait to see who has the most!

Ingrid
10-24-2005, 08:38 AM
I'll have to check when I get home. I'm curious myself. I think I'll need a calculator! :rollseyes:

Clabbergirl
10-24-2005, 08:46 AM
I've only been knitting about a month now, and I already have at least 8 pairs of straights and 3 pairs of circulars. Of course I share these with my daughter (that's my excuse), so when I buy, I'm buying for two.
Ha.

dustinac
10-24-2005, 08:52 AM
LOL I was re-organizing my needle holder the other night and dh was like I think you have enough needles for 5 :shock: nooo I don't even have enough to make what I want to :rollseyes:

1~Boye interchangeable set
15 Circulars
10 Circulars
8 Circulars
7 Circulars
6 Circulars ~ only pair of 16s
5 Circulars

Straights
15s
11s
10.5s
10s
3x 9s
8s
6s
2s

DPNS
10s
8s
6s
5s
4s
3s
0s

If I had a HL or Joanns or Michaels around me I'd be sooo happpy be able to get the rest of my 16s circs and DPNS!!! Wally world doesn't sell DPNs or small circs :( so I have to have dh stop in coming home from work and get what I need sometimes he does :cheering: like last time and sometimes umm... waaaayy offf :blush:

mintdee
10-24-2005, 09:40 AM
I have a pair of 10 and 7,
DPN size 7
and Circulars 7 and 10.5

The circs and DPNS I got from Tara Knits quick plug for ya :D
The customer service was top Notch the response was very fast!!!

Thanks Carol :D
/end extreme excitment :roflhard:

rebecca
10-24-2005, 12:01 PM
Let's just say :thinking: ....A LOT ;)

feministmama
10-24-2005, 12:05 PM
Hmmmm...I had one of those cards that has all my needles on it (I bring it with me into the yarn stores so I know what to look for). But now I can't find it. Anyway, I have enough needles to have them written down cuz I forget just which size I have. Basically one of everything from size 2-13 straights, 3-10 circs, 2-13 dbl points. But the size of circs is all different.

foldedbird
10-24-2005, 12:33 PM
2 sets of Denises

You don't need to be so greedy KK!

Virtuella
10-24-2005, 12:43 PM
:thinking: I honestly dont know, I have to go and count them, I have lots and lots of them...

foldedbird
10-24-2005, 01:00 PM
Virtuella, is there an english version of your blog?

Jouf
10-24-2005, 01:12 PM
1 set Boye's
1 set Denise's

11 dpns - homemade wood
2 sets of 4 dpn's
6 dpn's - metal
8 dpn's - metal
2 dpn's - bamboo
1 dpn's - bamboo

circulars:

size 11, 16 in - wood
9, 16 in - metal
9, 31 in - metal
3, 16 in - metal
2, 40 in - bamboo
5, 16 in - plastic
3, 40 in - turbo addi
5, 30 in - metal

And I gave away all straights - no need for them (they were ancient from a friend of my mother's, so I didn't waste a bunch of money)

Ingrid
10-24-2005, 01:32 PM
:oops: I have at least 63 circulars, 35 pairs of straights, about 10 dpns.

Silver
10-24-2005, 01:36 PM
I have a set of Denise's, full set of straights from size 0 thru 17, and multiple sets of DPNs from size 0000 to 10. I believe I have every needle I'd ever need, but I still really want a set of those long DPNs and a knitting belt for authentic Fair Isle knitting. :heart:

Jouf
10-24-2005, 01:49 PM
Silvelr, knitting belt??? What's that?

Virtuella
10-24-2005, 01:50 PM
Hello, Im out of all my bags and drawers with yarn and needles...
.. and I found some ...

- A box of Denise Interchangeable knitting needles, at the time my favourite needles!
- 11 pairs of long knitting needles, pairs, all Inox
- 22 short circular needles, different sizes, most of them are Inox or Addi
- 25 long circular needles, different sizes, most Inox, some Addi and a single one is ivory, I love that ivory-needle!
- 22 sets of sock needles, sets of 5 DPNS, most of them are Inox, but I have some bambooneedle-sets too, I prefer to knit socks on bamboo.

:oops: :oops: :oops:

kome
10-24-2005, 02:07 PM
Straight needles

Bamboo: Size 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 13, 15. (14 inches long)
Metal: Size 7 and 10. (14 inches long)
Plastic: Size 19. (14 inchels long)

Circular needles

Metal: Size 8. (26 inches long)

That is all! I hope to go some DPN's and more circulars soon so I can start Candy from knitty.com and the Kitty hat in Stitch N' Bitch. :)

P.S. I hate metal!

jodstr2
10-24-2005, 02:20 PM
Hmmmm...I had one of those cards that has all my needles on it (I bring it with me into the yarn stores so I know what to look for). But now I can't find it.

I made a chart and planned on carrying it in my wallet, but I keep forgetting.

Carol_OH
10-24-2005, 07:30 PM
umm TONS!

;)

GlenBoRTR
10-24-2005, 07:47 PM
Thanks to E-bay, I must have well over 50 pair (mostly addi curcular)

:happydance:

BinkyKat
10-24-2005, 07:59 PM
Uh, let's see.. for sure I know I have: :shock:
1 set each Denise/Boye Interchangeables
3 pairs of glass[pyrex] size 10.5's &1 pair oak with lampwork beaded tops size 13, and some other type of wood with beaded ends size 10.5 (all ebay finds)
a set of 9 inch Clover bamboos sizes 7 to 19
at least 6 to 8 diff. Addi's (some same size diff lengths)
about 6 to 8 pairs 14 inch Clover Bamboo's size 6 to 50
Crystal Palace Daisy Needles (hollow yet sturdy and smooth resin) sizes 9 to 19 (looking to get the 35's) in 10 inch (hoping to get same in 14 inch)
a set of pine needles from Australia that are 7 inche chubbies size 10.5 to 50
a few Boye circs in 12 to 19
an addi bamboo circ and crystal palace bamboo circ (can't recall the sizes)
some clover bamboo circs and bamboo flex's (again, sizes escape me)
and a handfull of dps, aluminum and bamboo and some 14 inch boye aluminum.

So, needless to say, hubby has no business asking what I need with all these needles. he can't cuz he has a whole basement full of various tools and supplies for his RC cars,boats, and mainly airplanes.
:thumbsup:

jodstr2
10-24-2005, 08:30 PM
I found it:

Addi 20" size 11
Addi 24" sizes 10, 11, 13, 15
Addi 32" sizes 8, 11
Addi 40" size 13

Clover straight 9" size 5, 6, 9, 11
Clover straight 10" size 19
Clover circ 29" size 15
Clover circ 36" size 10

Daisy straight 10" sizes 10, 13
Lion straight 14" sizes 13, 15, 17

Clover dpn 7" size 9
some brand I forget rosewood dpn 8" size 11

Silver
10-24-2005, 09:30 PM
Silvelr, knitting belt??? What's that?
This (http://www.journeyman-leather.co.uk/images/knitting-belt-websm.jpg) is a kntting belt. Fair Isle is traditionally knit on long DPNs (16 or 18 inches). One stationary needle (the right needle) is stuck into the belt which is worn around the waist with the pad towards your right side, and the left needle is maneuvered to do the knitting.

I would just like to knit a traditional Fair Isle sweater with 100% norweigian wool, in the traditional manner. Call me a purist. ;)

rebecca
10-24-2005, 09:38 PM
PURIST..... You said to call u one ;)

rebecca
10-24-2005, 09:38 PM
Thanks to E-bay, I must have well over 50 pair (mostly addi curcular)

:happydance:

I saw your name on jeff's list on ebay when I was ordering!!

Ingrid
10-24-2005, 10:28 PM
But Silver--wouldn't you need Shetland wool to be a purist? ;)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
10-24-2005, 10:29 PM
for some reason i have FOUR sets of size 4 dpns!!!!!!!!!!

1 set of denise
circs in 16 and29 in 6 7 8 10.5 13 and 17
a buttload of random straights I got from a garage sale (25ish pairs? sz 2-9)
dpns in 2, 5, 7,8,10.5 (plus the 4 4s)
GIGANTOR 60" circs in 5 and 8
1 pair 35 straight i've not opened yet
1 size 17 (who know what happened to the other)

KellyK
10-24-2005, 10:43 PM
Um....I dont have ANY sz 4 DPNs, Hild..... *whistling*

Sara
10-24-2005, 11:07 PM
I don't have enough needles, no matter what. I'm popping in to the LYS to get some tomorrow for my hat and mittens from Knit One, Felt Too. It's snowing here today. :shock: Ack! I'm not ready!

humblestumble
10-24-2005, 11:14 PM
I have 4 sets of straight needles (one bamboo, 3 metal), a Boye interchangeable set, and 2 sets of metal circulars, and 3 sets of DPNs (2 metal, 1 plastic)... I wish I had a multitude of all kinds though! It's growing...

I want as many as Ingrid! :twisted:

Ingrid
10-24-2005, 11:16 PM
I want as many as Ingrid! :twisted:

They're MINE, MINE I tell you!!!! :mad: :fingerwag: AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Sara
10-24-2005, 11:29 PM
All of us addicts should know that it's not safe to share needles. :fingerwag:

:roflhard:

Ingrid
10-24-2005, 11:36 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

humblestumble
10-24-2005, 11:46 PM
Oh, I have my ways... :oo: :hiding:

:roflhard:

humblestumble
10-24-2005, 11:51 PM
Btw, Ingrid, how did you manage to accumulate so many circulars? Did you go out with a pattern and forget that you had one number before? I'm guilty of that one...

Ingrid
10-25-2005, 08:03 AM
Btw, Ingrid, how did you manage to accumulate so many circulars? Did you go out with a pattern and forget that you had one number before? I'm guilty of that one...

Partially that, mostly discovering that Addis are so much more to my liking! I often, no always, have more than one project going, so that ties up needles, too. When a pattern tells me to put, for example, the neck stitches on a holder, I usually just put it on another needle--it's ready to knit when I am and my needles are more easy to find than my stitch holders or tapestry needles. By the time I'm ready to finish a sweater, I could have several needles tied up.

dustinac
10-25-2005, 08:39 AM
:verysad: I wanna be able to say when asked this question I have so many I honestly don't know...

Knitting needles (and yarn) have almost become shoe like to me.. use to be I had to get shoes all the time for every outfit.. I'd even buy a shoe then get the outfit to match.. now its like needles need more needles where can I get more needles... :drooling:

Ingrid
10-25-2005, 04:46 PM
I used to be a shoe fanatic, too. Since I resumed knitting, I don't think I've bought a single pair!

Knitwise
10-25-2005, 05:01 PM
2 circular sizes 7 & 9

straight Boyes: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 13, 15

Susan Bates: 7 & 10

bamboo: 6 & 7

acrylic: 11

Crochet Hooks: D-K

kome
10-25-2005, 05:27 PM
Me either Hildie. ;)

And BinkyKat... how are the glass needles? Are they slippery like aluminum... cause I hate aluminum...

Silver
10-25-2005, 07:13 PM
But Silver--wouldn't you need Shetland wool to be a purist? ;)
Uh.. yeah.. you're right. But then, if we're getting technical, I should also go knit it in the Shetland Islands. Glee!! :D

Ingrid
10-25-2005, 07:14 PM
I actually read somewhere that they are looking to hire knitters to go to the Shelands to knit and bring back the tradition! There ya go--a new career path!!

Silver
10-25-2005, 07:15 PM
http://www.forumeye.it/invision/html//emoticons/woohoo.gif

Sara
10-25-2005, 11:23 PM
Today I bought a Clover bamboo circ sz 11, 24" and a set of Bryspun 11 dpns.

DH has promised to make me a set of glass needles!!! He thinks they can be specially strengthened to resist breaking even more than Pyrex. Now the challenge is to get him to make them pretty. This is not really in his skill set at the moment. Material science yes, glass art no. We may compromise with the test run and use colored glass to start with. I want cobalt blue!

humblestumble
10-25-2005, 11:28 PM
Btw, Ingrid, how did you manage to accumulate so many circulars? Did you go out with a pattern and forget that you had one number before? I'm guilty of that one...

Partially that, mostly discovering that Addis are so much more to my liking! I often, no always, have more than one project going, so that ties up needles, too. When a pattern tells me to put, for example, the neck stitches on a holder, I usually just put it on another needle--it's ready to knit when I am and my needles are more easy to find than my stitch holders or tapestry needles. By the time I'm ready to finish a sweater, I could have several needles tied up.

Ah, that was my boyfriend's guess, and he's not even the knitter! (But I might get him into doing viking knitting with a vice, an allen wrench and some wire...)

BinkyKat
10-25-2005, 11:35 PM
All of us addicts should know that it's not safe to share needles. :fingerwag:

:roflhard:
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:
Pardon me while I recover from the burn of Pepsi up my nose! :roflhard: :roflhard:

So, on that note... wouldn't it be fair to think that to keep us safely knitting, that we should be given free needles. Eh, we all know where we've been, right?

Oh, and Kome, the glass ones are quite slippery. I haven't completed anything with them but tried them out with some ladder type yarn (the kind with the two threadlike sides with the little square bits every inch or so) and that was pretty slippery. I posted a pic of them a few months back Here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?p=28113&highlight=glass+needles#28113) :thumbsup: My pics are the first post

And KK, here's one for ya.... "Clearing your windshield of frost by using the wiper blades and wiper fluid when you are late leaving for work and you don't have your scraper in the car for the change to colder weather is hard, knitting is just pulling loops through other loops."
A gift from me to YOU! :happydance: :heart:

Knitting
10-25-2005, 11:37 PM
:notworthy: WOW. Most of you here have tonnes of needles! I am sooo ashamed! :oops:

Ingrid
10-25-2005, 11:39 PM
:notworthy: WOW. Most of you here have tonnes of needles! I am sooo ashamed! :oops:

I have one circular thats over 30 years old. It takes time to build a stash!

KellyK
10-26-2005, 12:30 AM
:roflhard: Thanks, Bink!!

VickiIL
10-26-2005, 05:54 AM
I haven't seen this thread yet. (I am on vacation in the Dells with my family so I have an excuse ;) )

Anyways, I am not sure about how many straights I have. I am thinking somewhere around 10 in various sizes in bamboo.

I have three of the big huge needles (can't remember how big they all are but I bought them as a set and one is 35!) that are some type of plastic.

I have a set of Boyes AND a set of Denises (I prefer the Denises)

2 Addis turbo circs size 1 (need a few more of these. Two addis are my favorite way to knit socks.)

A number of dpns in bamboo ( I am guessing at sizes here but I think...)
size 2
2 in size 3 (one bamboo...one rosewood. I LOVE :inlove: the rosewood)
size 4
size 5 and
size 6

I also have a set of metal dpns either in size 1 or 2 (I can't remember)

rebecca
10-26-2005, 12:52 PM
:D :happydance: :cheering: :D I just ordered 5 more sets of Addi's to add to the ever expanding (and always will) collection ;)

Knitting
11-03-2005, 01:06 AM
:inlove: How do you keep your needles? Basket? A nice needle bag?

eggplant
11-03-2005, 04:55 AM
I keep mine in a big pencil holder (except for the Boyes).

Straights 4-11, various lengths.
DPNs 4-11, various lengths.
Boyes.

susies1955
11-03-2005, 05:08 AM
I'm only a month old but a quilting buddy of mine that knits too gave me her duplicates that she got from her Mom and Aunt yesterday. I now have 5 circulars, 7 sets of dpn's, and 9 straights. I'm getting brave because of YOU gals and working on getting a Boye Interchangeable Set through Ebay now.
Yeha
:)
Susie

Lacedolphin
11-03-2005, 07:26 AM
Lets see..... :thinking:

I have 2 circs
and 5 straights...one of them in birch

and thats about it....I'm still working on this though. I've hit up Santa for a bunch this year. :happydance:

Vendie
11-03-2005, 07:27 AM
I have no idea how many needles I have right now because half of them have projects hanging from them. I would guess about 20 pairs of straights - some bamboo or wood, but mostly metal and raning from US4 to US15, 2 Addi circs, 1 susan bates circ, two sets of dpns (one bamboo, which I'm loving!), and a set of Denise's. I need another set of Denise's!

I keep my straights in a flower vase, and I'll keep my circs in there too if they don't fall down to far inside the vase. I have a pretty little bag that my mom got for me that I keep my dpns and notions in. I also use it to carry around small projects like socks. I apparently keep needles at other people's houses as well, b/c my MIL told me I had left a pair of straights there last Christmas! :roflhard:

KellyK
11-03-2005, 08:44 AM
I keep my straights in a flower vase, and I'll keep my circs in there too if they don't fall down to far inside the vase.
Re: your circs, why dont you put ONE needle of the circ inside the vase, and let the other half TRAIL down the outside? It will look like a needleflower arrangement!

Vendie
11-03-2005, 09:52 AM
I keep my straights in a flower vase, and I'll keep my circs in there too if they don't fall down to far inside the vase.
Re: your circs, why dont you put ONE needle of the circ inside the vase, and let the other half TRAIL down the outside? It will look like a needleflower arrangement!

Because I have a nosy cat who would try her darndest to pull it out, thus knocking over said vase. :roflhard:

Stonington
11-03-2005, 10:08 AM
:inlove: How do you keep your needles? Basket? A nice needle bag?

I keep my straight needles in a map tube, that I cut down. :D

MaryS
11-03-2005, 03:53 PM
I have a VERY (30+ years) old hard sided cylindrical bag about six inches in diameter and 16 inches tall. It was originally designed with a hole in the lid that you could thread your yarn through, with the yarn inside the bag. I have so many needles, that I haven't put any yarn inside the bag for years! All my straights, dpns, and circs are in here, as well as tapestry needles, needle size gauge, and crochet hooks. The only needles not in here are my Denise's, and they stay in their case right on the edge of my coffee table.
Love immediate access!

Happy Knitting! :XX: :XX:

Mary

cheesiesmom
11-03-2005, 05:42 PM
I have at least 1 pr of 14" straights in every size from 2 through 15. Several pairs of bamboos in 5, 6, 7.

I have more than 3 pairs of 9's in different materials, metal, wood, resin.

About of a dozen circs beside my Denise set.

Now I'm going to start buying 10" needles for all those scarves I want to knit.

I think I have a needle fetish. It's worse than the yarn stash thing.

Carol_OH
11-03-2005, 06:02 PM
I SO understand!

:D

rebecca
11-03-2005, 06:10 PM
Everytime I glance at this I'm tempted to just go & count, but I'm :shock: ascared to....I have a bunch ;)

eggplant
11-03-2005, 06:38 PM
Because I have a nosy cat who would try her darndest to pull it out, thus knocking over said vase. :roflhard:

Aren't cats helpful? I have a cat whose favorite knitting instrufction is "break yarn" -- unfortunately, I don't think he reads the patterns very carefully. He also likes to "try on" sweaters before they're finished.

Vendie
11-03-2005, 07:10 PM
Frida thinks all my knitting is very well suited for laying upon. Who needs fun fur when you have a cat?

BinkyKat
11-03-2005, 11:01 PM
My Binky has to "kitty approve" all projects. I was working on a baby blanket for my new nephew and when the cat tried to settle on my lap whilst I knit, I would hold up the blanket out of his way. He would try to reach for it and knead! So, everyone knows that he searches out and personally touches everything I make at one point or another...
;)

cheesiesmom
11-04-2005, 11:42 AM
My cats aren't so prone to playing with the yarn as I work, but I laid out the scarves I've been working on, turned my back for a minute and there was my Cleo scrunching them up to make a nice soft bed.

With 3 cats in the house, I definitely couldn't sell yarn on e-bay as coming from a pet-free environment.

hedgehog
11-04-2005, 11:59 AM
I actually read somewhere that they are looking to hire knitters to go to the Shelands to knit and bring back the tradition! There ya go--a new career path!!

I heard that on NPR too... Click here for the link and the audio (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4866217)

MUCH different weather than Florida, Silver! ;)

-hh