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Old 02-02-2012, 11:51 AM   #21
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This makes it very easy to grab as a handle to pull the cord from between the stitches (at least easier than reaching between the stitches with my fingers and trying to pull out a loop of cord).
Ooooh yeah, I wouldn't do that. Just pull on the cord itself; pulling on the marker can put too much stress on the cord and the joins.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:47 PM   #22
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Yeah, I agree with Sue on pulling the marker. I just grab the cable and pull it out slowly making sure I have the correct side coming out between the stitches.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:22 PM   #23
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Ooooh yeah, I wouldn't do that. Just pull on the cord itself; pulling on the marker can put too much stress on the cord and the joins.
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Yeah, I agree with Sue on pulling the marker. I just grab the cable and pull it out slowly making sure I have the correct side coming out between the stitches.
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I've been doing this for about a year now, luckily no mishaps, perhaps this is due to the quality of the Options cables, since I apparently have not been treating them gently.

I think fear of cable damage in the middle of a project will make me more careful going forward.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:11 PM   #24
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Oh, I'm so excited now!

Your item was processed through our SPRINGFIELD, MA 01152 facility on February 01, 2012 at 6:52 pm. per USPS.

My new needles are in the mail.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:55 PM   #25
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I think fear of cable damage in the middle of a project will make me more careful going forward.
Guess why I'm looking at new needles? First they come apart, now this one just plain breaks. I think I might have been a little gentler on them but they weren't abused enough for parts to fail like they have. The company said there was probably an undetectable bubble in the piece that snaps into the needles.

Charlotte, Thank You! You might remember another thread where I was agonizing over spending the $$ to get the needles. Finally had the $$ and the nerve to place an order, both at the same time.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:14 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Guess why I'm looking at new needles? First they come apart, now this one just plain breaks. I think I might have been a little gentler on them but they weren't abused enough for parts to fail like they have. The company said there was probably an undetectable bubble in the piece that snaps into the needles. . . .
You might remember another thread where I was agonizing over spending the $$ to get the needles. Finally had the $$ and the nerve to place an order, both at the same time.

After reading how you agonize over purchases, I dare say you are the type to care for them and use them appropriately. It's not like you were hammering tips into wood or jumping rope with your circs! This was just luck of the draw I think, and unfortunately a bit of bad luck.

I do recall your agonizing over the purchase of new needles, which is why I'm so happy they're on their way to you.
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Well my new needles arrived and the sweaters will remain on hold. I think I like the Cubics but would prefer them in metal, they're going to start socks for me. GD thinks I should give her the acrylic tips and if she'll learn to use them I just might, I don't think I care for them. The metal ones look like fun to use. Then I stopped at Fred Meyer and found yarn buy 2 get 1 free and couldn't pass that up, add that to the yarn I had ordered, I now have enough for 2 more projects at least. I am now a happy camper.

I realize this all seems so silly, getting upset over a snapped cord, etc., but I sure do appreciate everyone here and their great comments and suggestions. Thank you!
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