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Old 02-25-2006, 02:37 AM   #1
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THIS is what happens to UNSATISFACTORY NEEDLES!
I bought these over a year ago and have NEVER been able to knit on them. They are EVIL five dollar Boye circulars. Here is what happened to them tonight when they devoured precious yardage for the last time...

As you can see, one of the needles is clearly dangling from the rest of the contraption by a length of my delcious cotton yarn - Not by the cable to which it was originally attatched.
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Old 02-25-2006, 09:33 AM   #2
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Old 02-25-2006, 10:30 AM   #3
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Old 02-25-2006, 10:33 AM   #4
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Old 02-25-2006, 12:09 PM   #5
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Im sorry, Aidan sweetie, but Im at the angry look on the 1/4 of your face!!
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Old 02-25-2006, 12:47 PM   #6
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I'm with Kelly on this one...... the look on your face is priceless!

I'm sorry that happened though. We you able to salvage the yarn from the needles?
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Old 02-25-2006, 03:18 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by wildforyarn
I'm with Kelly on this one...... the look on your face is priceless!

I'm sorry that happened though. We you able to salvage the yarn from the needles?
I have most of the yarn, but what you see there is mostly scraps after I, in my fury, attempted to rip my cast off edge from the grip of the needles. Unfortunately this turned out to be a mistake because, as I have said, they are impossible to knit with and this means that the yarn is not as forthcoming as one would like...
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Old 02-25-2006, 04:16 PM   #8
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I have evil Boyes too and the I discovered the wonderful world of addis and haven't looked back! :rofling:
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Go Aiden!!! I have some that may meet with a similar end! Long live the Addi Turbos! samm
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Poor Aidan. :(

That face is so priceless!!

Are the boye circs really that bad??
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