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N0obKnitter
03-19-2010, 01:40 PM
I had a pair of acrylic kid knitting needles sitting around and since my uber long metal needles were bugging my hands, I decided to give the kid ones a try. I'm knitting (another) scarf with them using the dread RH Super Saver yarn.

The needles have a smiley face on the "heads." :rofl:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4445335691_3dd4bae727_b.jpg

blueygh2
03-19-2010, 02:12 PM
How cute.

It's true that less long needles are more gentle to the hands, less weight and less ...big... that why I use circulars.

N0obKnitter
03-19-2010, 02:32 PM
I'll have my circs end of April...

etoilechaude
03-19-2010, 02:48 PM
I'll have my circs end of April...
Woot! I like the smiley facers though!

blueygh2
03-19-2010, 02:48 PM
After switching, I would never go back to straights, not the very long ones. Since I don't hold them under my arm while knitting, there's a lot of weight on the hands. Circs make like easier. In my opinion.

N0obKnitter
03-19-2010, 04:11 PM
Hurry up 39 days...SIGH. I'm itchin' to get my mitts on them.

Jan in CA
03-19-2010, 05:51 PM
:lol:

CivicSista
03-19-2010, 07:35 PM
I agree once you use circulars you won't go back. I love mine!!

I really need to get going on my blankets

lissaplus2
03-20-2010, 01:00 AM
Hey Noob....
I got mine today!! (rub, rub) LOL
I had hoped the needles themselves would be marked with their size, but they aren't. I guess ill have to write on the nifty little bag they come with. My hubby tells me to just leave them on the card. Dont know what imma do yet.

I use DPN's sometimes as straights cuz they are shorter and dont bump into the sides of my chair, causing more reason to eat chocolate. lol

N0obKnitter
03-20-2010, 01:01 AM
They arrived at my BFs house in Denver. He showed them to me on Skype. Le drool!!!11

etoilechaude
03-20-2010, 02:16 AM
Hey Noob....
I got mine today!! (rub, rub) LOL
I had hoped the needles themselves would be marked with their size, but they aren't. I guess ill have to write on the nifty little bag they come with. My hubby tells me to just leave them on the card. Dont know what imma do yet.

I use DPN's sometimes as straights cuz they are shorter and dont bump into the sides of my chair, causing more reason to eat chocolate. lol
I just keep a needle sizer in the bag with my tips - it's tied to the zipper so I don't accidentally leave it out (which I'm SOOOO prone to doing).

I have the needle stand but my house is in such disarray right now (we're planning a big move... hopefully soon) that I don't trust myself to use it without someone knocking it over and having all my tips fall out.

blueygh2
03-20-2010, 09:46 AM
Hey. My needles are marked on the part where the cable is joined to them. It's not VERY visible, but when you need to know what needle size it is, it can be helpful.

Abby123
03-20-2010, 10:53 AM
I have a set of old Aero Bernat straights in 10" length. And those even seem too long for me. I can't imagine ever using all the 14" straights I have. I should probably donate them to a charity knitting group.

suzeeq
03-20-2010, 11:11 AM
I agree, I can't even use 10" needles anymore. The short needles on circs are just the right size for my hands.

AngelaR
03-20-2010, 11:15 AM
I have some straights, but I never use them. For scarves and small projects, the 16" circs are great. You'll love them N00b.

Jan in CA
03-20-2010, 12:10 PM
I just keep a needle sizer in the bag with my tips -


I just bought a needle case (which I love) and keep the needle sizer in my bag, too. :thumbsup:

N0obKnitter
03-20-2010, 01:27 PM
38 days until I get my sweaty little hands on my new circs, Sigh.

suzeeq
03-20-2010, 01:30 PM
Can't he just mail them to you? Should only take a week at most.

N0obKnitter
03-20-2010, 01:34 PM
Would defeat the purpose of not paying for shipping, ie: it would cost him $ to mail them to me.

If I wasn't so impatient, I'd tell him just to hang on to them, since I'm moving there beginning of Sept.

suzeeq
03-20-2010, 03:15 PM
Well yes, there would be postage, but probably only a couple bucks..? I'm sure you could make it up to him somehow....

etoilechaude
03-20-2010, 03:21 PM
Well yes, there would be postage, but probably only a couple bucks..? I'm sure you could make it up to him somehow....
Hehehe! :)

blueygh2
03-20-2010, 04:14 PM
I'm sure she could ... :D

N0obKnitter
03-20-2010, 04:36 PM
Try about $10 :P. He's already probably going to buy me a gold necklace for my birthday and with the current gold prices....ouuuchh.

I can wait 38 days, kinda. :D

lissaplus2
03-20-2010, 08:02 PM
Well yes, there would be postage, but probably only a couple bucks..? I'm sure you could make it up to him somehow....

:roflhard: :roflhard: