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Saleknitter
04-30-2006, 06:22 PM
I like knitting on both circs and straights. However, I do like to use straights when knitting sleeves/scarves/etc. If anyone in knit land does the same, do you get more use out of your 10" or 12" straights.

For those of you that have knit with both, is there a big difference in the feel between the two? For example, I cannot knit with 14"..way too big and hard handle.

Thanks.

Cristy
04-30-2006, 07:34 PM
My original feeling was the longer the better but I've decided I like the shorter ones best...there's nothing more irritating than poking yourself in the boob when your trying to knit! LOL!

Carol_OH
04-30-2006, 07:37 PM
LOL

I like anything between 9 - 12" - the 14" are just too long IMHO.

sfavereau
04-30-2006, 08:27 PM
there's nothing more irritating than poking yourself in the boob when your trying to knit! LOL!
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

That is hilarious!!! I went on a field trip to the Brown Sheep Mill with my LYS knitting group and we got a mystery project complete with needles to knit while on the bus. Thank goodness they were 9" needles!!! Otherwise, there would have been many poked boobs!

butterflymama
04-30-2006, 08:51 PM
...there's nothing more irritating than poking yourself in the boob when your trying to knit! LOL!

:roflhard: So true! I prefer short straights. :thumbsup:

Saleknitter
05-02-2006, 11:27 PM
Thanks for the info. It was helpful!

photogirl72
05-03-2006, 01:31 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Oh boy!!! I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Reminds me of Mel brooke's History of the world where the french lady stabs herself in the boob and it deflates. :rofling:

Anyway, I prefer the 10" range myself. I have a couple 14"ers and I don't ever use them.

njknitter
05-03-2006, 02:06 PM
:rofling: Too funny! I myself prefer longer needles, but am perhaps not so well endowed.... :roflhard:

Lynn

horve1
05-03-2006, 02:12 PM
:roflhard:

I try to use the shortest my project will fit on, whatever that is.

nicolethegeek
05-03-2006, 02:39 PM
Since I knit with my left needle resting in my lap or against my stomach, short needles mean that I *am* poking myself in the boob... against my chest is the best place for dpns! :roflhard: :oops: :roflhard: