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Old 08-09-2008, 08:52 AM   #11
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Oh ~ I forgot to answer the question! LOL~yes, with certain yarns I find the Harmonies distracting-even just dark yarns. Good thing I also have the Options (and Denises!)
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Old 08-09-2008, 08:55 AM   #12
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I'd say it's a matter of personal preference. I love my Harmonies, and do not find them distracting on various colorways...but other people obviously do.

You could always buy an individual pair or tips or a smaller size fixed circ and see how it works for you before buying the whole set.
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:38 AM   #13
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Plantgoddess+ -- you might find them sturdier than you think. I have both the circs and dpns (and just ordered the straights) and have found them to be extremely strong, even though they're quite light weight. Those stripes and designs on them are not part of the coloring process-- they're strips of wood, laminated together. Now, I don't know exactly how clumsy you are . But you might try 1 set and see how it goes.
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:06 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by brittyknits View Post
Plantgoddess+ -- you might find them sturdier than you think. I have both the circs and dpns (and just ordered the straights) and have found them to be extremely strong, even though they're quite light weight. Those stripes and designs on them are not part of the coloring process-- they're strips of wood, laminated together. Now, I don't know exactly how clumsy you are . But you might try 1 set and see how it goes.
I have already broken both my size 5 tips on my Harmony interchangeables. I have a habit of putting my knitting down beside me and then I accidentally put my hand on the knitting to boost myself up to stand and I snap the needle. I have ordered replacements for both the #5 and #4 tips and repaired the broken tips. I am training myself to put my knitting in a container of some sort when I put it down. When I'm sure I'm trained I may look at the Harmony dpns again.
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:03 PM   #15
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Let's go with Freebs' suggestion, above, and always blame it on the needles .
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LOL! good idea
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I have the Harmony set and absolutely love them. I don't even notice the colors while I'm knitting. They are very light and easy to use. I'm getting ready to give the other Options a try, but I have a feeling I'm going to stick with my Harmonies.
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I love my Harmony needles. I am working on fingerless mittens in which I am using two circulars rather than dp. But when I starting fooling around with the pattern I am using I didn't have two sets of the tips I needed so I am using some bamboo circs I have and the options harmony circs. I kind of like having the two circs different. I rarely forget where I left off. I did however just order an additional set of the tips (mainly because I thought I lost the ones I had .
I haven't had an issue with color (yet), but could see where I might. But I love these so much I think I can deal with it.
Just my humble opinion to add to the others.
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