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Old 07-31-2009, 06:34 PM   #11
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Something else that's new - a stand for needle tips - pretty cool idea:

http://www.knitpicks.com/accessories...d__D80607.html
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:17 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by cresmoon View Post
bmay, what brand were those aluminum needles you used?
I believe they are Boye..
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:16 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by cresmoon View Post
They are less expensive; at that price, I'm strongly tempted to order a set, except that if I finally cave in and buy a set of interchangeables, I really don't want acrylic needles.

You know...I wonder what aluminum needles would be like? Aluminum's not that expensive because it's so abundant and it would probably be very lightweight, too.
I've knit with hollow alluminum needles (15? I think) and I didn't really like it. Okay, it's light, and fast, but I just don't like that slick a texture.
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:28 PM   #14
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Soooo...anyone seriously thinking of buying these and/or will buy them and post a review to let us know how the acrylic tips are? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

I am extremely curious about them myself at that price but I simply cannot afford to buy anything right now, not needles, not even yarn.
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:00 PM   #15
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I just placed an order with Knit Picks. I ordered one set of tips in size 9. I'll probably try them out on a scarf. Generally, I don't like plastic needles. I started on plastic and they were great in the beginning but I quickly found out I like metal better. Can't know for sure I don't like them if I never try them so I figured I would. They do look purty. Orders usually take about 14 days to get to me so now I'll have to wait, patiently ... NOT!
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:59 PM   #16
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Let us know how they are, Craw. I thought about ordering one set of tips, too, but I don't really need any new needles right now so I can wait a while to see what the reviews have to say.
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:11 PM   #17
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Obviously, you're going to get good reviews from Kelley Petkun and the folks at KnitPicks, but you can learn more about them on Kelley's podcast. Scroll down to episode 105.
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:43 PM   #18
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Someone at the knitter's review website forums has also ordered a set of tips and will hopefully be posting a review soon.

I wonder if this is a brand new set, if they've at least worked out some of the kinks by now of the cables coming apart, the problems that we'd been discussing on the other thread Mason started.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:42 PM   #19
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There is probably still issues with the cables as they all use the same ones. I have just one set of the 24" cables here. I've only had them for about 5 or 6 mos. and I've only knitted flat with them by making a couple of dish cloths and scarves. Nothing in the round with those where I would have been pulling on them.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:48 PM   #20
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There's a thread on Ravelry that has comments on people who've just received them. Very positive so far.
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