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Old 03-30-2006, 08:47 AM   #1
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Would anyone who has Susan bates, quicksilver, silvalume and silverado Circular needles be willing to post pictures of the needles, cords and joins?
Alone or next to Addis if you have one?
I am thinking about getting some, not sure which is better and definately can't tell by the pictures online and they don't carry them in any stores near me.

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Old 03-30-2006, 08:59 AM   #2
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I can take pictures when I get home, but the cord on the Addis is much more supple. The tips of the Addis are slicker, but not so much that it's an overwhelming difference. It's the cord and the lifetime guarantee that works for me.
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Old 03-30-2006, 09:52 AM   #3
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Thanks Ingrid and anyone else who posts pictures.
Im really interested in the joins and the size of the cord itself. Along with how subtle the cords are compared to boye *not at all* vs addis *very*.

So I am hoping pictures themselves or pictures of you using them *smile* will help me see how they hang/work/look.

My denise cord is VERY subtle, but WIDE which makes for difficulty with the smallest size sliding.

Plus Addi's are so *dingdang* expensive, If I can see the 3 bates types, maybe one is close enough to get me through while I save up

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Old 03-30-2006, 05:02 PM   #4
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First off, stay away from the Silvalume if these are the gray coated ones. I think they're horrible. The yarn doesn't slide and the join is crimped in the needle so the stitches get caught. I only use them for stitch holders.

I wish I could get better picks, but close ups turn out blurry for me. I'm not sure how helpful they'll be.
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Old 03-30-2006, 05:06 PM   #5
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Thank you so much Ingrid for all that work! I appreciate it!

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Old 03-30-2006, 08:32 PM   #6
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I like the susan bates I have, in part because they're made in SC, and I try to support local companies as much as I can.
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Old 03-30-2006, 11:57 PM   #7
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Wow Ingy! Check out your talons!!

Do you find it hard to knit with long nails? (those are long for me but i realize they're not L-O-N-G). My nails are really strong and grow like weeds but they bug me, especially in the lab when i'm wearing latex gloves more often than not, so i cut them off... completely wasted on me.

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No, they don't get in the way. They do grow long and strong since I stopped using nail polish and have been taking vitamins. I find they do get too long to type, so I cut them for this other obsession!
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Originally Posted by knitstress_tygher
I like the susan bates I have, in part because they're made in SC, and I try to support local companies as much as I can.
I Susan Bates needles, too. However, mine say they are made in Mexico even though Greenville, SC is also mentioned as a distributor location.
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I believe the needles in the "stay clear" photos are Boye interchangeables. They look like mine.
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