I just got the Boyes Needlemaster today. I had a 50% off Michael's coupon and dh said I should go for it and I did!!
So I'm excited about it but am having a bit of trouble figuring out how it's all supposed to work.
Firstly, I thought it would come with cables in 20" 24" 29" and 36" but it actually comes with cables to MAKE those sizes, in other words for most things I will have to join the cables to make longer cables, right??????
That's where my other question comes in. I have joined two of the smaller cables together to make a long one for doing an afghan. But where I use the little joiner thing to put the two cables together, once they're tight the bends in the cables don't match up so I have this wonky join down there in the middle rather than a nice curved circle. Is that normal and will I just have to get used to it, or am I doing something wrong?? It feels weird because normally, when using a circular needle, the 'bends' in the needle part will face down (I HOPE you know what I'm describing, this is confusing! :thinking: ) to make the cable nice and rounded, but this way with the two cables joined, if I hold it so the cable is more or less circular, one of the bends of the needle part kind of faces upward making it a bit tricky to keep sliding the stitches smoothly.
If anyone has any pointers, that would be great. I can post pics too if that would be more helpful than my description.