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Miss_Knit
01-04-2007, 05:49 PM
ive recently started knitting and my bf, who does everything i do, has picked it up too. however, he passionately refuses to use size 6, 8, or 10 needles regardless of the type of yarn or guage needed. So, I took him to yarn shopping and he pops up with size 50 needles and completely jazzed to use them...I just find it funny how a macho attitude can even affect knitting, I guess it means he has some sort of a complex lol

ecuzzacrea
01-04-2007, 06:18 PM
:roflhard:

That's really funny!!!

nadja la claire
01-04-2007, 06:31 PM
I guess he doesn't know that bigger isn't always better :teehee:

Nadja xxx

iza
01-04-2007, 07:09 PM
:rofl: ahhhhh men... don't we love them? :teehee:

Jan in CA
01-04-2007, 07:19 PM
I hate those big needles! It's like knitting with bats!! :teehee:

landolphe
01-04-2007, 07:35 PM
ive recently started knitting and my bf, who does everything i do, has picked it up too. however, he passionately refuses to use size 6, 8, or 10 needles regardless of the type of yarn or guage needed. So, I took him to yarn shopping and he pops up with size 50 needles and completely jazzed to use them...I just find it funny how a macho attitude can even affect knitting, I guess it means he has some sort of a complex lol

For a number of years, I only used large needles (35 & 50 ) to make huge wall hangings, as I wanted lots of loops and open spaces in the piece. I just finished a scarf with 2 extra bulky yarns run together on US 35s. It sure went fast, but the 35s feel like sawed-off broomsticks to me, and my hands are not large.

Landolphe

HamaLee
01-04-2007, 10:49 PM
It's like knitting with bats!! :teehee:
:roflhard: :rofl:

Braden
01-04-2007, 11:58 PM
I'm not comfortable using above size 11 needles.

suzeeq
01-05-2007, 01:41 AM
I don't like using anything smaller than a 10. And did it occur to you that he's probably got larger hands and the bigger needles feel more comfortable to him, not like toothpicks?

sue

AnotherBecca
01-05-2007, 02:03 AM
:roflhard: That's funny! I'm currently knitting a chunky sweater on 15mm needles. My fingers get less sore than with the little needles, but I feel like my arms are getting quite a workout holding them!

niffer
01-05-2007, 05:31 AM
I wish I could go to a yarn shop that sells needles too - I'd buy Giant needles just for the fun off it, then work out what to do with them later. :teehee: :teehee:

Maybe I need a holiday in the USA!!!

miccisue
01-05-2007, 09:16 AM
For Christmas I made a bunch of blankets/lapghans, and used 11, 13, 15, and yes, made 1 on 50's. Now I'm working on a sweater on size 8's, and oh man, do they seem little....seems like it goes on forever!!!!!!! :teehee:

msoebel
01-05-2007, 11:31 AM
Getting a giggle out of it. I have a friend like that...he has a lot of machismo. If he should ever decide that knitting was an acceptable art form for a guy, he too would choose the biggest needles he could find. Why is this? My personal theories:

-Little needles would make him appear to be a sissy.

-He has big hands and would not like the little needles.

-He likes big trucks, big motorcycles, big tattoos...you do the math.

-Every project would knit up faster.

I, on the other hand, prefer bigger needles (usually knit on a 10 1/2, 13 or 15...) because they make me look more petite when I knit in public. :wink: :shifty:

Misty

Kaydee
01-05-2007, 01:11 PM
I, on the other hand, prefer bigger needles (usually knit on a 10 1/2, 13 or 15...) because they make me look more petite when I knit in public. :wink: :shifty:

Misty

:roflhard: :roflhard:

nadja la claire
01-05-2007, 01:22 PM
I have a friend who loves her 50s, 35s and 19s. She doesn't have any trouble using them and she's made some very beautiful throws with them. But I agree with Jan in CA. it just looks very awkward.

Nadja xxx

Miss_Knit
01-06-2007, 05:42 PM
And did it occur to you that he's probably got larger hands and the bigger needles feel more comfortable to him, not like toothpicks?

sue

He actually has much smaller hands than me. Hes shorter than me, he's 18, 5' 3" or so and no signs of growing. I feel like the big needles are his way to hve something big in manly lol

suzeeq
01-06-2007, 08:14 PM
Could be, then.... <g>

sue

jess_hawk
01-07-2007, 10:53 PM
I hate those big needles! It's like knitting with bats!! :teehee:

THERE'S an idea!!!! *heads out to locate a bat* :teehee: