When I first realized there was a brand of needles with the same moniker as moi, I was really unfazed. But it's really starting to get to my head! Just look at all of this!
Some irrelevant text may have been left out to suit my purposes.
Anyway, I can speak to my opinion of Denise, and I think there are a couple points of note.
The most popular...Denise (goes without saying)
Nuno, I just bought...Denise (gee, you must have spent a fortune)
I've never tried...Denise (whatcha waiting for?)
Denise appears to be airport friendly for both national and international flights, while metal needles are a bit more likely to be rejected when flying overseas. (I do *love* to fly, but sure am sorry my ole' drinkin buddy Metal can't hang with me anymore)
My Denise are great with most natural fibers and many man made but have been terrible with microfiber yarns as well as some of the really acrylicy yarns. (once I get better at knitting, I'm sure this will pass)
The smallest size available in Denise is 5 (not since I was 10, but thanks!)
I was almost certain I'd like the Denise better...(well of course you do!)
Actually, I like Denise just fine now...(see above)
Denises just sort of twist and lock in place and don't come undone. (I've been told before that I'm stubborn.)
So if you don't need size 4, 3, or 2 - go with the Denises. (are you calling me fat?!?)
That's been my experience, and several others have echoed it, but I really love my Denise's and wouldn't trade them in. (Can't you see that everyone is fighting over me?)
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open."
— Martha Graham