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Old 02-28-2006, 01:23 PM   #1
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Tactile experience or speed?
I just recently got my first pair of Addi Turbos based on the love for them on this forum. I really like them! They're really fast and make a lovely clicky sound.

But I've found myself going and fondling the pretty warm wood of my Lantern Moon collection. I think I miss the feel of them in my hands and looking at them while I knit. My Addis seem cold in comparison.

Has anyone else had this delimma (sp)?
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Old 02-28-2006, 02:04 PM   #2
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Nope. I LOVE my Addis.

I can understand though--sometimes my Addis do get cold (after sitting in my car all day in freezing weather) but it sure doesn't take long to warm those babies up. :XX:
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Old 02-28-2006, 04:24 PM   #3
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I think you should knit with whatever you want. I still have straight needles, and i always want straight needles. I like aluminum better than plastic because I like for it to get cold and I worry less about breaking it. Everyone has their own likes and feelings and you should enjoy every stitch of your knitting, no mater what needles you use.
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I agree. I've tried Addi's and they're fun, but I love bamboo and wood best.
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Old 02-28-2006, 08:45 PM   #5
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Boy, this sure is a personal thing.

All metal needles make my hands cold, regardless of the ambient temprature.
I don't like the slickness of the new (to me) needles,
and I tried bamboo and absolutely hated 'em.

My favorites my old Susan Bates needles that are made of nylon or luxite.
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:36 PM   #6
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Depends on the yarn. Acrylics seem to fit well with Addis and 100% wool goes with Bamboo. Its all personal preferance
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I have one pair of Addi's and while they are fast, I prefer my bamboo and wood needles. I love how they warm in my hands. I'm a process knitter, not a product knitter, so for me knitting is the whole experience. The only reason I own a pair of Addi's is because I was working on a hat for my dd and the dpn's just weren't cutting it. I needed a 16" size 2 pair of circular needles and Addi's were the only one in the LYS that came in that size. I *can* knit with just about anything (and as I proved to a friend even with take out chopsticks) but I prefer my soft smooth bamboo.
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