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Old 07-18-2009, 02:00 PM   #11
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I wonder if some plumber's tape wouldn't help keep those needles on. You know, the stuff they put on threads of pipes to keep them from coming apart. It's basically the same thing you need to keep your needles on and it would just take a tiny bit for a needle.

You can get that at hardware stores for pennies for a small roll.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:14 PM   #12
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India? I thought they were made in Germany....?
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:44 PM   #13
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Suzeeq, I could've sworn I read on the KP site that they're manufactured in India. I thought Addis were made in Germany?

ETA: I just checked their website and they are indeed made in India, but they also have manufacturing in Peru and Italy, too (last sentence on this page):

http://www.knitpicks.com/cfhelp/Inde...=9&CSItemID=10
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:07 PM   #14
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Since they were licensed from KnitPro, I thought they were also made in Germany.
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:21 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Arielluria View Post
I use Boyes and I've never had that problem.
Boye was the first circ I tried and I hated them. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:23 PM   #16
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Bummer, Mason. I couldn't do Denise, at least not happily -- I hate the way they knit under my fingers, I'm definitely a metal girl. I'm definitely trying the HiyaHiya interchangeable set as soon as they're available (soon!), though. I really want the smaller sizes on interchangeables! Have you looked at those yet?
I know what you mean. I love the slickness of the Options but the constant, repeated cable issues have just put me off of them. Probably for good.
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:25 PM   #17
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I super glue mine before knitting and recheck them before starting something. They have to be so tight that I'd be afraid they wouldn't go back in to get me not to take them apart and glue.

I think it's man hands vs the short needles stressing the joint where the cable goes into the needle. I've also had a pair of bamboo circs get pulled out while knitting.
I agree about the "man hands" thing. As for glue, for what I paid for these things I shouldn't have to glue them just to use them for what they're intended for. It's just a bad design, or bad manufacturing. Either way I've decided they just aren't worth the money or aggravation.
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:44 PM   #18
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I'm also re-thinking the Addi Click set, since they've now got extra cables, cable extenders, etc. Well, mainly also because I may be in Germany soon and will be able to buy them a great deal less expensively than in the US or the UK.

Heigh ho, it's a never-ending story, really! I suppose I like it that way!
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:17 PM   #19
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Sorry to here about your cables.... I don't have any suggestions but I was fascinated at the fact that I read another one of your posts not so long ago that sounded the same as this.... It must be time to try something new

PS. the hiya hiyas have metal and wood interchangeables and seem to be available in N.Am... Good luck!

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After a couple of years of love, my Options cables have just started pulling out of the fittings. I'm exploring my glue options but I'm worried about excess glue snagging my yarn.
I couldn't go with anything else but Addis though, and they are $$$!
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