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Sarahc409
01-30-2007, 03:05 PM
i started knitting my first lacy scarf and about 7 inches up the way i put my needle down to pick up the phone and when i returned one of my needles were snapped off the cables with the cable part still in them. my little ones will not fess-up but i have a feeling they did it. i have an ordering form that came with the set but no phone number and i'm supposed to mail them a check or money order even though it says prices may change. the other thing is it takes 6-8 weeks for delivery.

i will love to finish this scarf, which i started for a friend's birthday, before winter is over. anyone know where i can get a replacement needle and cable for my boye interchangable needles? any internet site that sells these needles and cables for replacements? tia!

sarah

brownishcoat
01-30-2007, 03:11 PM
If you have a Hobby Lobby, they sell replacement tips and cables. I took in a set of mine that had broken just like yours (with no kids around!) and they replaced them immediately, no questions asked.

Also, they are on for half price this week, if you need to pick up some extras.

What size tip and cable was it?

Edited to add: Hobby Lobby's online retailer is www.craftsetc.com and they stock the tips and cables, too. I don't know how long their shipping takes, though. :shrug: Probably not 6-8 weeks.

Sarahc409
01-30-2007, 03:34 PM
thanks brownishcoat. it was my most used needle, size 6 and 16 inch cable that broke. unfortunatly there are no hobby lobby in nyc :shrug: . i searched the site you suggested but no luck in finding the replacement needles. i guess i will just have to order one of those addi turbo for now :teehee:. hope i won't get hooked on them bec. i can't afford one in every size.

brendajos
01-30-2007, 04:32 PM
Here (http://www.wrights.com/products/boye/boye.htm)is a link to Boye's site. They have an orderform for replacement parts.

brownishcoat
01-30-2007, 04:35 PM
Here is the size 6 tip:

http://www.craftsetc.com/Store/ShowProduct.aspx?p=763706

Here is the 16" cable:

http://www.craftsetc.com/Store/ShowProduct.aspx?p=763805

They are $2.99 each and I'd be happy to go to Hobby Lobby and pick them up at the sale price. Even with postage, it's still a heck of a lot cheaper than an Addi. :shrug:

PM your address if you are interested.

Sarahc409
02-04-2007, 04:10 PM
thank you thank you! i'm off to purchase my replacements.

brownish, that was so nice of you to offer to pick them up for me :) thanks :muah: . i'm just going to order them on the internet now that i have the link.

VickyS456
02-04-2007, 05:22 PM
So sorry to butt in to the conversation, but does anyone know where I can get a set of couplers? Mine aren't in my case :!!!: I saw that they're $2.50 on Boye's replacement page, but I'm in Europe.... If anyone knows of any place online I can get them, I'd really appreciate it!

Thanks :muah: