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madametj
11-28-2006, 09:22 PM
i know theres already the forum about interchangeable sets, but i just want to know if any1 has both the Denise Interchangeables and Knit Picks Options. if so, which do u prefer?

janelanespaintbrush
11-28-2006, 09:31 PM
I have Denises and a few Options pieces (not the whole set). Overall, I like Options better for the same reasons everyone else gives, especially the flexible cables, and the overall slickness -- I like the way the work glides along the needles.

jberry16
11-29-2006, 12:06 AM
I have both and I like the organization of the denises but like the slickness and the thin cables on teh options, I usually knit with the options- probably 90% of the time. come to think about it, since I got the options in Oct, I haven't used the denises since. And I had one of my needles not screw into the cable and called them and they sent out a new pair of that size needles, so I asked i fthey wanted me to send the defective ones back and she said, "if you want to" Great customer service. The denises are made in the USA and the others are made in, hum, I dont remeber.

sfavereau
11-29-2006, 04:28 AM
I have both and I only use my Denises when the Options needles are being used for another project. LOL

I love addis and since the options are kinda like the addis, I prefer the options. My skin reacts with the nickel plating, but someone here told me to use brasso to remove the deposits that my needles get after I use them and it works like a charm, so I'm very happy! :muah:

KellyK
11-29-2006, 08:37 AM
I recently doubled my Options set so I would never not have the right size.

Oh... and FYI... I wrote them about a 16" cable. they said watch for new Options products in the Spring! :cheering:

madametj
11-29-2006, 09:10 PM
denise is losing soo badly! i didnt expect this; miss amy was sing their praises so i expected that every1 else here loved them too.

i dont have either, but i was leaning towards denise because:

1. they're cheaper
2. they're plastic and lighter on the hands (or so i've heard)
3. u can get them in pink and support breast cancer research all in one shot!

still i might wanna check those Options out...

jberry16
11-29-2006, 09:46 PM
denise is losing soo badly! i didnt expect this; miss amy was sing their praises so i expected that every1 else here loved them too.

i dont have either, but i was leaning towards denise because:

1. they're cheaper
2. they're plastic and lighter on the hands (or so i've heard)
3. u can get them in pink and support breast cancer research all in one shot!

still i might wanna check those Options out...
Buy one for yourself and then ask for the others for Christmas. I bought the denises first and then remembered how much I love the addis so I thought I'd try the options.

amy
11-29-2006, 10:38 PM
Wow, lots of Options lovers here! :D

I own the Options set, as well as the Boye Needlemaster, and Webs Bamboo set, and the Denise of course. They're all great sets in their own way, each set has their own definite pro's, and their own definite con's. If your priority is slick needles, then DEFINITELY the Options would be #1, and Boye #2. If your priority is flexibility in what you can knit, the Denise is #1, having by far the shortest length, 17" tip-to-tip needle. (I tried knitting a hat on my Options set, and it was maddening. I'm not very fond of Magic Loop knitting, nevermind for an entire hat. :wall:)

Ooh, Kelly, I hadn't heard that. I sure hope Options does get a shorter cable, their current shortest length makes a 24" long (tip to tip) needle, which is absurdly long as the shortest size, and clearly they could go shorter without sacrificing comfort! That 24" length is my major complaint about the set. Really the only complaint I have about the set! So if they do get a nice short length out, I'll be singing another tune!

:thinking: Comparing the ease of flexibility of the cables (and the length of needle before the cable bends sharply), I think the Options set could go closer to the Denise 17" length than any other set out there. 18" no problem, maybe 17"! (I hope they don't do a 16", I think that wouldn't be as comfortable given the length of the needle shaft, and cable's limitations.)
(Oh the torture of waiting! :hair:)

Carol_OH
11-30-2006, 03:32 PM
how long are the needles in the Options?

I don't like Addis because the actual needle is too small. The ones in the Denises are perfect for me.

So if the needle size is like Addis, I don't think I'll be purchasing the Options!

Jan in CA
11-30-2006, 03:37 PM
how long are the needles in the Options?

I don't like Addis because the actual needle is too small. The ones in the Denises are perfect for me.

So if the needle size is like Addis, I don't think I'll be purchasing the Options!

From what I've been reading I suspect the needle is at LEAST as long as Denises maybe longer. My problem with that is that you can't use a 16 in cable (smallest Option is a 24 right now) and I don't like longer than that for hats. Even the Denise one (17in) is too long for kids hats. I have ordered a set of cables and needles to test out the Options. Now they say they are planning on some new additions in the spring so we'll see what happens. If I like the ones I'm testing I may just stick to Addi 16s for hats. :shrug:

janelanespaintbrush
11-30-2006, 03:46 PM
I was very fond of my Denises until Options came out. Now, I hardly touch them. But they have sentimental value, because they were my first. :heart:

I'm proud to say that I was the pioneer of cutting down Options cords to make a shorter circs (at least the first one who wrote about it in KH). I was pretty fastidious in my methodology -- using the tip angle of the 17" Denises during use as the limiting factor. Because of this, I'd be very surprised if they went below 18" -- it's about the min you can go without sacrificing comfort.

I could see KP coming out with DPNs in larger sizes, though. Those are fairly inexpensive, and might work for the magic loop averse.

Jan in CA
11-30-2006, 03:52 PM
18 in might work for an adult hat, but for kids..no way. I think if they DO make 16 in cables they will have to make needles shorter like Addis. My guess is if they do it will be separate circs not part of the set.

Oh and before anyone calls me on it :teehee: they DO have a few 16 in circs, but they are very small needle sizes only.

madametj
11-30-2006, 10:14 PM
i still dont see why ppl like the Options so much. speaking soley on pics and what i can see from my computer, they're (no offense) ugly and they kinda look more like surgical tools that knitting supplies. plus, it really turns me off that the sizes arent marked, cuz if i start a project and find out half way through i'm using the wrong size, i'm not gonna be happy....

and arent the denises lighter since they're plastic?

jolenel
11-30-2006, 10:34 PM
I was concerned that the sizes of the Options needles weren't written on the needles themselves, but the needles ship attached to a cardboard card that has their silhouettes & sizes on them. I cut that card out and keep it in the carrying case in case I forget the size of a needle. I have them organized in pockets by size, so I don't usually need the card at all. If you're worried about using the wrong needles, that's one way of getting around it.

Personally, I find the Options set looks much better--but I didn't think about that when I got it. And the Options needles are lighter than most of my aluminum circs. But I can't compare them to Denises since I don't have those--I have a lot of trouble knitting with plastic needles and didn't get them for that reason. :shrug:

It sounds like both sets are good for their own reasons though!

brendajos
11-30-2006, 10:56 PM
Denise needles aren't plastic....they are resin (yeah I have taken over for Kelly on this one, even as I plan on getting me some Options...lol) I can't stand plastic at all. I had plastic needles once and didn't do more than about 10 stitches with them I think because they are horrible. The Denise needles aren't even remotely horrible. :D

misstialouise
11-30-2006, 11:08 PM
I got the chance to acutally SEE the Options last night...

OMG OMG OMG!!! The join is to DIE for!

I HAVE to have me a set!!!

(might wait until they revise the set next 'spring' .. :D)

snowbear
11-30-2006, 11:18 PM
*steps up on soap box*

Ok I have & love the Denise's... They have more sizes of cords, can be used so easily for stitch holders, then back to needles, then... add more cords, and make afghans. They just came out w/ 2 new sizes of needles, and cords.

I love the resin, it is light but sturdy. My son-in-law- a Marine MP, can use them, and he held his 18month old daughter and "helped" her use them.

The fit any size hand.

I made a huge, and I mean huge afghan... KING SIZE... (only cause daughter was pregnant & I had to spoil her) with the Denise's. The cord never gave way,, & I used 2 strand worsted weight.

They have survived my cat grabbing them & running. (she's still alive), they have survived being dropped too many times to count, and always stays on the cable.. has never even came loose.

Thank you for your time

*steps off soap box*

Jan in CA
12-01-2006, 02:25 AM
I hate plastic needles, but I do like the resin Denises. My Options sample is on the way so I'll know more in a few weeks.

Carol_OH
12-01-2006, 02:26 PM
Would someone with a set of Options please measure the needle for me?

thanks!! :muah:

lauraknits
12-01-2006, 02:36 PM
It says somewhere on a review of them which you can find on google. I am almost certain they are 4.5 inches long. They are exactly the same length as the tips of my Addi circs size 6 and 9, 24 inch. They are longer than the tips of my Addi circs sice 6 and 9, 16 inch.

Webigail
12-05-2006, 02:47 PM
I'm so glad that someone else posted this. I was wondering which was preferred. I bought the Denise set a couple of weeks ago.

I only recently learned to knit (about 3 weeks ago), using Addi Naturas bamboo needles. Rather than buy individual needles, I purchased the Denise set from the yarn shop, where I had taken the class.

Naturally, I was anxious to compare my set to Options. Keep in mind, I'm a baby, novice, newbie, but I really like the fact that the loops don't fl off of the needle, like with aluminum needles. With the Boye's that I was using just to practice, I kept messing up, because the yarn would just slide right off.

I also like the organization of the case, which has no impact on the functionality of the needles.

On a negative note, I did have a problem connecting the some of the cables, as you have to twist the needle just right, in order for it to snap into place. I had to get assistance from DH. I hope I don't need his help all of the time.[/list]

Lindsey H
12-05-2006, 07:16 PM
I have had Denise interchangeables for about 1.5 years and I really did like them... until I tried the Options. I bought Options size 4 and 40 inch cords to make mittens and I :heart: :heart: :heart: them. I was resistant to the KP's Options in the beginning because I do like my Denise needles and since money is tight I was determined to be content with what I have. Since I have tried Options the Denise cords seems stiff and difficult to work with. I will still use my Denise set to make hats and other similarly sized items but am hoping for a complete Options set for Christmas or at least a sizable GC.

madametj
12-05-2006, 11:13 PM
hmm, seems like anyone who tries options never goes back to denise...

i would like it a lot better if their needlewere marked, and knowing me i could very well make my decision on that alone

Compulsive
12-06-2006, 12:17 AM
The size markings on the Denise set is not easily seen. I rely on the carrying case placement to determine needle size. Otherwise, I'd have to pull out my needle gauge thingy as the needle size is kind of stamped into the resin.

I DO have the Options set on my holiday wishlist, and plan to gift my Denise set to my 10yo dd.

mwedzi
12-06-2006, 11:30 AM
hmm, seems like anyone who tries options never goes back to denise...

i would like it a lot better if their needlewere marked, and knowing me i could very well make my decision on that alone

I get the feeling you already made up your mind that Denises were nicer before you ever posted!

I don't find Options ugly, and plastic and resin needles look cheap to me. They don't have to actually *be* cheap or of poor quality, but they do *look* cheap to me, and that's my own viewpoint. All the same, I would still use them if I actually liked the coating or feel of them, but I don't. The lack of number marking on Options is a down side, that is true. My other favorite needles, Crystal Palace, the size printed on them comes off with the littlest of use so they might as well not have markings either. But the extra 5 seconds it takes to measure the needle doesn't compare to the hours and hours I would spend knitting on needles I didn't like. If the choice is to spend 5 seconds and measure the needle before I begin or to spend 40 hours knitting with needles I don't like much, I'll take the time to measure the needle.

As a friendly suggestion, don't make a decison on which set to buy based on something so small as having to measure the needle. Find friends who have the Options or the Denises and see which ones you like knitting with most. They both have their proponents and you just have to find which one feels best to you.

Webigail
12-06-2006, 01:46 PM
plastic and resin needles look cheap to me. They don't have to actually *be* cheap or of poor quality, but they do *look* cheap to me, and that's my own viewpoint.

It's funny you should say that, when the lady at the yarn shop opened the case, my thoughts were, "Is she kidding me?! This crap is HOW MUCH?!"

BUT, she let me try them and then showed me something she was working on, using the same set and I admit that I loved the way they knit.

However, I wouldn't be surprised if I switch to Options after I become a proficient knitter.

madametj
12-06-2006, 07:23 PM
I get the feeling you already made up your mind that Denises were nicer before you ever posted!

yeah, i'm kinda thinking that too...i've probably turned some ppl out insulting their favorite needle that i havent each touched b4. sowy :pout:

If the choice is to spend 5 seconds and measure the needle before I begin or to spend 40 hours knitting with needles I don't like much, I'll take the time to measure the needle.

good point....but i'm sooo absent minded. i guarentee u i will use the wrong needle at least once.


i'm still torn between the two, and their prices are close so i cant even decide on that. i'm making a pros and cons list that i'll post later

losnana
12-06-2006, 07:30 PM
it really turns me off that the sizes arent marked, cuz if i start a project and find out half way through i'm using the wrong size, i'm not gonna be happy....

I've never seen any circulas that had the needle size marked on them. Do the Denises have that?

janelanespaintbrush
12-06-2006, 07:44 PM
I've never seen any circulas that had the needle size marked on them. Do the Denises have that?

They do have the sizes marked on them, but there are just imprinted in the plastic -- not printed on it. I was noticing today that I had to turn them at the certain angle in the light to see the number clearly. I've used the wrong one by mistake numerous times -- it's easy since they're all the same color. Amy's really onto something with the color-coded sizing.

amy
12-06-2006, 08:36 PM
madametj, I agree, the lack of needle size being marked on the Options set is inconvenient. You could carry a needle gauge to keep in the kit though, they're not expensive, I've just not done so yet for my kit. I think a larger complaint with the kit for me is that it is hard to see which sizes you have or don't have in the kit. This could also be solved: I've yet to get thoroughly organized with the kit. I think I'll need to put stickers on each pocket to tell me which size I have in there. I love the organization of the Denise set, I can open them up and at a glance see if I have my size in there!

I do love the slickness of the Options needles, and if I'm knitting something flat, I've prefered them to my Denises. But when knitting in the round, or if I can only bring one kit with me, I take my Denises. HTH!

Carol, the options needle lengths are all 4 1/2", the Denise are 2 lengths: the needles on the right half of the kit (sizes 5 through 10 1/2) are 4", and the 3 largest sizes in the kit (11, 13, 15) are 4 1/2".

madametj
12-06-2006, 08:58 PM
ok here's my pros/cons list:

DENISE pros:
1. 17" cable
2. marked needles
3. organized case
4. lighter (weight-wise) needles
5. two needle lengths (4" and 4.5")
6. slighty cheaper
7. available in pink and rainbow colors

DoulaLyndsey
12-06-2006, 10:27 PM
I currently have the Denise needles and love them (except for my joins squeak as I knit, it's really annoying), but I asked for a set of Options for Christmas. After reading this thread, I really hope I get them!!

Jan in CA
12-06-2006, 10:35 PM
I just got a set of size 7 & 8 needles and 24 in cords in the Options to test them before I buy the set. I LOVE THEM! The yarn slides so nice and smoothly over the needles and cable! My big complaint is with not having a 16 in cable or at least more choices of size with the 16in cable. I wrote them and they said to watch for more choices in the spring so I'll wait till then to buy the set I think.

BTW.. I do have a set of Denise Interchangeables. I like them a lot, but I find with the cord material and thickness not all yarns flow smoothly. I'll keep them and probably use them occasionally.

I suggest buy a set of needles and cords in the Options to see if you like them.

mwedzi
12-07-2006, 10:30 AM
I get the feeling you already made up your mind that Denises were nicer before you ever posted!

yeah, i'm kinda thinking that too...i've probably turned some ppl out insulting their favorite needle that i havent each touched b4. sowy :pout:


:hug:

madametj
12-09-2006, 09:04 PM
I just got a set of size 7 & 8 needles and 24 in cords in the Options to test them before I buy the set. I LOVE THEM! The yarn slides so nice and smoothly over the needles and cable! My big complaint is with not having a 16 in cable or at least more choices of size with the 16in cable. I wrote them and they said to watch for more choices in the spring so I'll wait till then to buy the set I think.

BTW.. I do have a set of Denise Interchangeables. I like them a lot, but I find with the cord material and thickness not all yarns flow smoothly. I'll keep them and probably use them occasionally.

I suggest buy a set of needles and cords in the Options to see if you like them.

i've kinda changed my mind now, and decided to get the Options. i'll have to save up for them first, but i mean, ~duh~ there has to b a reason y over 80% prefer them. i may wait till they add the 17", since its probably the one i'll really need most often. i guess i can get those little "ID tags" to mark the sizes

Jan in CA
12-10-2006, 04:02 AM
There are sizes on my Denises, but they are hard to read and I often use the needle sizers so it works for me.

Carol_OH
12-10-2006, 10:19 AM
I think that statistically this poll is somewhat skewed - for instance, those of us who are pleased with Denises' probably wouldn't even buy the Options so we don't have both to vote from..make sense?

mwedzi
12-10-2006, 10:41 AM
I think that statistically this poll is somewhat skewed - for instance, those of us who are pleased with Denises' probably wouldn't even buy the Options so we don't have both to vote from..make sense?

It does, except that people seem to be placing votes whether or not they have tried both. But yeah, I'm not sure of the statistical validity of this poll. :teehee: Like others on this site, there are no controls, just for fun.

janelanespaintbrush
12-10-2006, 11:05 AM
I think that statistically this poll is somewhat skewed - for instance, those of us who are pleased with Denises' probably wouldn't even buy the Options so we don't have both to vote from..make sense?

She could have done a poll asking knitters which interchangeable set is their favorite, but then the results would probably be skewed in a different way -- Denise would likely get more votes just because more people own them and haven't tried anything else. I could go on and on about how I love my Denises, but if I had never tried Options, I really could not give an educated opinion comparing the two -- I think that was the kind of info she was looking for.

You could argue that only knitters who weren't completely satisfied with Denise would try Options at all, but I don't think that's necessarily true. I bought a few components just to see what the hype was about, really not expecting to like them since I don't like Addi Turbos. I honestly expected the little test drive to confirm the superiority of Denise (at least for my needs), but -- surprise! -- they ended up winning me over. I just ordered a bunch more needles and cables last week. ;)

I wouldn't expect the results of self-selecting poll to be representative of the knitting population in any case. Regardless, the anecdotal evidence is informative, biased though it may be.

madametj
12-10-2006, 08:19 PM
She could have done a poll asking knitters which interchangeable set is their favorite, but then the results would probably be skewed in a different way -- Denise would likely get more votes just because more people own them and haven't tried anything else. I could go on and on about how I love my Denises, but if I had never tried Options, I really could not give an educated opinion comparing the two -- I think that was the kind of info she was looking for.


exactly, i wanted those who own both the denises and the options to tell me which they prefer. i'm sure the poll isnt 100% accurate, its not like every knitter in the world who owns both of them voted. and of course there's the posibility that those who own only 1 of the 2 sets, or maybe even neither voted. theres no real way to prove how accurate or inaccurate the results are.

Lucy Fan
12-10-2006, 11:42 PM
Just wanted to thank you for starting this thread. I'm asking for interchangeable needles for Christmas and I had decided I either wanted Denise's or Option's. I was leaning towards Options and then I showed my husband both and the guy in him was drawn to the sleek look of the Options. I'm pretty sure I'll be getting Options this year! :happydance:

Chrissie
12-11-2006, 01:00 PM
The needle gauge available with the Options is really nice. It's only $2.99 or something, and there is a spot in the Options case to keep it. It's nice thick plastic, not flimsy at all. Plus, it has a little ruler on it and a clear magnified part with 4in/10cm marked so you can count stitches on your swatch easily.
I :heart: it!!!

madametj
12-11-2006, 07:41 PM
it has a little ruler on it and a clear magnified part with 4in/10cm marked so you can count stitches on your swatch easily.

that's awesome

madametj
12-11-2006, 09:40 PM
um, i noticed that denise has cables sizes as small as 5" available, which kinda confuses me, cuz i thought u were supposed to just use DPNs 4 anything below 16"

brendajos
12-11-2006, 09:45 PM
The 5" is an extension cable.

Jan in CA
12-11-2006, 10:27 PM
That is a really nice feature of Denises is that you can extend the cables.

madametj
12-11-2006, 11:24 PM
The 5" is an extension cable.

oh, i didnt know there was such a thing

learn somethin' new evry day....

can u use it by itself though? :??

brendajos
12-11-2006, 11:28 PM
wouldn't be enough bend unfortunately.

spinnknit
12-13-2006, 12:45 PM
I really like the Options because of the flexible cable. Since I do socks on two circs, this is much easier for me. I also find it simpler to use two circs in knitting smaller circumferences. DPNs are a hassle (for me) because I'm forever dropping either stitches or needles!

A friend has the Denise needles, and isn't too fond of them anymore because of the roughness of the join; which is the reason I never got them.

I even use a circ when knitting a scarf!

Addis are my preference when doing something as tedious as a moebius.

Eloewien
12-13-2006, 08:50 PM
My options will be here tomorrow!!! :cheering: :happydance: :happydance:

DoulaLyndsey
12-13-2006, 09:59 PM
My options will be here tomorrow!!! :cheering: :happydance: :happydance:

I'm so jealous! Mine had an estimated arrival of yesterday and I'm still waiting :grrr: .

Compulsive
12-14-2006, 02:20 PM
My Options just arrived!!!! :cheering: :cheering: Oooh, they are so pretty! I :heart: :heart: my postwoman. I :heart: :heart: Knitpicks, too. I ordered on Friday, and my WHOLE order arrived 2 hours ago.

Here's my wordy review, since I own both sets:

I ordered an additional 40" cable for ML knitting. I thought I was paying for one cable, but received two in the packet--what a deal. The cords are about 1/2 the diameter of my Denise set, and A LOT more flexible. There is little, if any, twisting of the cable while knitting in the round. Since the needles are made of nickel plated brass, I thought they’d feel much heavier than Denise needles; however, as I knit, the Option needles actually feel no heavier due to no dragging of the stitches as they glide over the needle tips. I'm using less wrist action to scoop yarn through stitches.

Because of the gradual increasing of the Option needle shaft from the cord connection, I'm not having difficulty sliding the stitches onto the needle tip. Where with my Denise set, the increase from the wonky, fat join to the actual needle shaft is very short, and I sometimes had to force the stitches up onto the needle shaft off the cord.

The best part about the Options set, I have every needle size I would ever probably use from size 4-11. OOPS! I almost, forgot to mention the case & pouches! The case is a zippered binder about 5"x8" and the same size as my Day Planner. Once unzipped, built into the left-hand cover is a small accordion like pocket that I can fit my row counter along with needle & stitch gauges. This pocket also sports an outer zippered pocket one can use for holding stitch and place markers, etc. The right-hand cover has built-in divider tabs thingies from the same material as the binder cover-- one about 3x 4 in., and another 4x6 in.-- that one can use for holding folded patterns. There also is a pen or pencil holder.

I posted more in my KH blog.

DoulaLyndsey
12-14-2006, 03:18 PM
I just got my Options today too! :cheering: :cheering:

Since I have both sets, now I can weigh in. I voted for the Options. I've already been playing with them and knitting, and I can say I definitely prefer the Options. The metal needles are nice for me because I'm a tight knitter and the yarn just glides across these needles. And even though they are metal, they are extremely lightweight, I didn't expect that.

My hubby also ordered me the 40" cord since I do Magic Loop quite a bit, and the cords are SO flexible. Definitely my new favorite set!

pixiepurls
12-14-2006, 04:28 PM
I would never ever get options because I only like "soft" needles, and the Denise are perfect. Options are like Addi's, great but they hurt my fingers.

Eloewien
12-14-2006, 07:53 PM
According to UPS, my options (which I ordered tuesday!!) are waiting on my front porch taunting me. I'm not heading home from work for another 4 hours :( :verysad: :gah: WANT MY OPTIONS NOW!

janelanespaintbrush
12-14-2006, 07:57 PM
Options are like Addi's

In some ways, maybe, but I don't care for Addis and I :heart: options!

Eloewien
12-15-2006, 01:40 AM
They're here :happydance: :happydance: :cheering: :cheering: :yay: :yay: :woot: :woot: so i'll be xxx to move everything over to my options!!

If anyone is interested in the packout of everything, I took pictures and they're in my gallery at http://www.dragonwingarts.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=663

Or at least they will be as soon as they finish uploading...

madametj
12-24-2006, 03:57 AM
does any1 know anything about taking Options on airplanes? :shrug:

Holly
12-24-2006, 12:20 PM
Hi all! I'm a long time Denise user that just received the Options set as a Bday present, and am working on my first small project with them :heart: .

I have to say that I can definately see uses for both sets. I love the cord flexibility of the Denises -- the cord length I chose to start my sweater with turned out to be a bit small, so I easily added another section of cord w/ no problem. However, the Denise cord is a little "sticky" w/ some yarns. I've had my Denise set for several years, and have been very happy with them. I wish Amy had offered her colored needle version before I bought, because that would have been great!

The Options set is SUPER light weight and slick to knit with, and I love the cord. However, as many people have said, the smallest cord is still pretty long. My needle tips were starting to unscrew from the cord during this project, but that is likely user error at not tightening sufficiently. As the screws are very long, I never got close to the needles coming off before I noticed and tightened them. If I was doing a large project with a heavy yarn, Options would be the way to go.

I have a problem with starting new projects before old ones are complete, so I'm sure I'll have plenty of use for both sets! I've asked for more Options accessories for Xmas, and I do have to find a good way to label the options sleeves to see what needle size is where in the case.

mwedzi
12-24-2006, 01:27 PM
does any1 know anything about taking Options on airplanes? :shrug:

I haven't had any problem taking any knitting needles on planes, including Options.