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Old 02-15-2005, 11:22 PM   #1
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Would anyone use this? The luddite in me says no way but the technogeek in me says OOooo goody let's try (yes I have multiple personality when it comes to being a luddite and a techno geek) discuss
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Old 02-15-2005, 11:27 PM   #2
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I am a sucker for a good gadget... I'd probably buy it. Now if I use it or not could be a different story
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:06 AM   #3
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nope i'm too cheap! I'd rather use a pencil and paper and spend the money on yarn.

Actually I use the i-GUESS-that's-18-rows method most often
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:41 AM   #4
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no way...but the gadget fiend in me lusts for it.

I have this guy, which I bought for 40% off at JoAnn's.
http://www.kaleidoscopeyarns.com/clo...w-counter.html
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Old 02-16-2005, 02:23 AM   #5
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I have great love of the Kacha-Kacha. Even my boyfriend enjoys it, though he is not alowed to wander the house going *clicky-clicky-clicky* when I'm working with it, for obvious reasons.

However, this one has an LCD screen. Whoa. It looks expensive (compared to paper/twisty counters/etc), pointlessly overkill, a tremendous waste of batteries in light of lower tech options...

And absolutly COOL. I'd buy one, if it were on a shelf in front of me and I didn't have to wait for it to ship.
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Old 02-16-2005, 06:13 AM   #6
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Ah yes, but can you count rows for more than one project on it? That's the question! If I could save a count for one project, then start counting another then it would be more worth it.

Otherwise, I'll stick to the piece of paper stuck in the same bag with my project.
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Old 02-16-2005, 06:47 AM   #7
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I wonder how sensitive the buttons are on it? If you wore it hanging around your neck, it seems you could easily hit it with your needles when swapping them from hand to hand, and then accidently hit the buttons on the NKK counter.

Also, like Egeria said, if counts couldn't be saved, this wouldn't be very economical for the knitter who has several projects going at once.

I guess it depends on what kind of knitter you are, and how clumsy you are.

I personally wouldn't buy it, because I tend to write out my patterns stitch by stitch and row by row, and tic off the stitches I'm done with, so a counter isn't necessary for me.

BTW, I'm not OCD, just dyslexic and I lose count easily! lol.

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Old 02-16-2005, 08:19 AM   #8
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[quote="Egeria"]Ah yes, but can you count rows for more than one project on it? That's the question! If I could save a count for one project, then start counting another then it would be more worth it.

Egeria, you need to patent that idea right now before somebody else does. That is a great idea.
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The problem I see with all those counting things is you have to take your hands OFF your needles to write/tap, etc.

I want to see a similar thing - longer (to accomodate big foot) - that I can tap with my toe!!!! THEN I might use it.

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im tempted.... im tempted.... credit card geting weak... ok im fighting im fighting lol
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