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geekgolightly 02-27-2006 11:17 PM

how much better are the addi turbos?
 
i only have one pair of circ. addi turbos size 8. i really do like them, but to try adn get all of the circs in addi turbo is just WAY out of my price range. i would like to get boyles or denises (it will probably have to be boyloes so my dog doesnt chew up the plastic ones) but will they frustrate me beyond belief? how much worse can it be or is it worse at all?

curious

brendajos 02-27-2006 11:23 PM

I had absolutely no problem with Boyes until i found a good source of inexpensive Addis and got spoiled by them. I had two sets of them in fact. Once i got spoiled by the Addis i switched to Denise's because the join is more similar.

geekgolightly 02-27-2006 11:34 PM

oh whoa! that is cheap! i mean, its still expensive, but i feel more comfortable trying to buy those, than from the LYS. its like half the price! does this seller combine shipping charges?

geekgolightly 02-27-2006 11:36 PM

im a new knitter. what are your most often used circulars? i have a 16" size 8 US for a hat i was making. i would like to try a longways knit scarf, and a sweater someday.

with socks, you need to use DPN's dont you?

brendajos 02-27-2006 11:36 PM

if you send him the auction numbers and ask for an invoice he will. 1.50 for the first pair and $1.00 for each of the rest. I have 10 pairs waiting for me at the post office! :D

think about how much a pair of Bamboo or a pair of boyes cost in the store. The bamboos are usually 8-10 and the boyes are usually what? 3-5? Not a huge jump in price for these when they are so much better AND they aren't a one time use kinda thing! :thumbsup:

brendajos 02-27-2006 11:38 PM

sorry i missed your other two questions. I usually use 16s and 24s the most. and i am planning on trying socks on two circs as soon as i go pick up that package at the post office! well maybe not THAT soon but ya know....

geekgolightly 02-27-2006 11:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brendajos
sorry i missed your other two questions. I usually use 16s and 24s the most. and i am planning on trying socks on two circs as soon as i go pick up that package at the post office! well maybe not THAT soon but ya know....

thanks for the help, breandajos! :happydance:

brendajos 02-27-2006 11:50 PM

heck i am more than willing to spread the addi wealth so i can stop feeling like i have to buy them ALLLLLLLLL! :rollseyes:

aylaanne 02-28-2006 12:02 AM

Wow. So that's who "that jeff guy on ebay" is. When I get my next financial aid check, I'm so going to get all the circs I need for my waterlily top, and then I'm going to start a knit-along. :D Thanks for the link!

bjc1050 02-28-2006 10:20 AM

Re: how much better are the addi turbos?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by geekgolightly
i only have one pair of circ. addi turbos size 8. i really do like them, but to try adn get all of the circs in addi turbo is just WAY out of my price range. i would like to get boyles or denises (it will probably have to be boyloes so my dog doesnt chew up the plastic ones) but will they frustrate me beyond belief? how much worse can it be or is it worse at all?

curious

At our Ben Franklin store, the most expensive SusanBates Silvalume circulars are $6.95. I'm willing to bet that they are just as good as Addi's. Ben Franklin seems to have the best size selection of them.


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