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Old 02-08-2006, 12:10 PM   #11
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Well, I just went rooting through my desk to track down my straight needles. (One of these days I'll have to get a needle roll!) Anyway, I've got sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (two pairs), and 10.

Truthfully I haven't used them much in a while, not since I got my Boye set. It's got every size I've needed so far, they're easier on my hands and wrists, and I feel like I'm knitting twice as fast.

That said, I still gaze covetously at the Addi's at my LYS, and I don't have any DPN's or bamboo (looks over shoulder for DH) yet.

I think it's just a question of having the tools of the trade so you can get started whenever the fancy strikes you. You don't have to get them all at once (gotta eat now and then), just pick up a pair here and there when you can. You won't regret it when you find yourself dying to start a project at 3 am and you just happen to need a pair of 2's.

Or do we all just love to shop?
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Old 02-08-2006, 12:35 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Debbie
Proud to say ... too many to count ... Carol ... is that why you went into "the business" ?????
errr yeah!!



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Old 02-08-2006, 12:47 PM   #13
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I think when I started I had 5, 7 and 8. Pretty common sizes. But then I became a knitting freak and now I have so many I can't even carry them around. In fact, it is easier to carry around my Boye Needlemaster than to carry the container that has all my other needles in it. :-)
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Old 02-08-2006, 01:02 PM   #14
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Save your pennies, nickles, dimes, whatever currency you use and get a set of interchangeables! After that you will only need to buy them occasionally for sizes the set doesn't include.

I have Denise Interchangeables and several single circs and straights.

If you can't find a local store can you buy online? It's often cheaper anyway unless the shipping is very high.
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Old 02-08-2006, 01:40 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Carol_OH
Originally Posted by Debbie
Proud to say ... too many to count ... Carol ... is that why you went into "the business" ?????
errr yeah!!



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Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm, yeah (in my best "office space" voice)...

That isn't what you told ME, Carol! You told me that you started because you had a certain, shall we say, style of needle you liked??????? (style being a color......................)

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Old 02-08-2006, 01:44 PM   #16
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That isn't what you told ME, Carol! You told me that you started because you had a certain, shall we say, style of needle you liked??????? (style being a color......................)

(ducks)
That's what I heard, too. Carol just LOVES certain colors which shall remain unnamed.

It's okay, Carol...I like that color, too.
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Old 02-08-2006, 01:47 PM   #17
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Straights = 2,3,4,5,6,7,9,11,13,15
Circulars = 8, 13
DPN's = 9,10

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Old 02-08-2006, 01:58 PM   #18
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hahahaaa! Yeah, but to get those certain color needles I usually had to buy a bunch of them at once to get one or two pink needles! So I ended up with a ton I didn't use!



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Old 02-08-2006, 02:19 PM   #19
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Are you ready? I have:

Straights size: 1, 2 (2sets), 3, 4, 5, 6 (2sets), 7, 9, 10 (2sets), 10.5 (2sets), 11 (2sets), 13, 15, 17

Dpns size: 0000, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (4sets), 9, 10, 10.5

Circulars size (of diffent lengths): 1, 2, 4 (2pairs), 5 (2pairs), 6, 7,8, 9, 10

1 Denise set (hoping to get another for my anniversary)

Does anyone else notice that I have no size 8 straight needles of any kind? I also want to get another set of size 3 dpns. As you can see I am needle poor, but I use them all eventually.
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Old 02-08-2006, 03:27 PM   #20
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Definitely check Ebay. I got a sweet collection of bamboo needles at a great discount (about $4/pair including shipping). 36 pairs total, 12 each in straight, DPN, and circs in sizes 2-11. I had a few pairs of aluminum needles in mid-range sizes (6-13). Love the bamboo needles!

Eventually I'll invest in the Denises. It just makes sense to me to have a compact, versatile set like them or the Boyes.

Other places to find needles are Goodwill and yard/estate sales. You really don't have to spend a fortune to get a decent set! Keep looking, and take your time. :D
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