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Old 11-07-2006, 06:05 PM   #1
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Pick a needle, any needle ...
So ... along the lines of my "What's in yer wallet?" post, what type/brand of knitting needles do y'all use? I'm currently attached to my Takumi Clover bamboo needles, but only because I haven't tried anything else. I'm curious about the KnitPicks Options needle set ... or those crystal ones ... anyone will to share? I'm sure it's all a matter of personal opinion and preference, but I'm curious nonetheless.

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Old 11-07-2006, 06:54 PM   #2
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I Addi Turbos for everything I can possibly use them on because they're slick and the joins are smooth.
for slipperier yarns, I use Clover bamboo.
most of my DPNs are Clover, but I have a couple of Crystal Palace bamboo DPNs.

I want to try KP Options.
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:43 PM   #3
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Most of my collection is Clover bamboo because it's what I could afford, however, lately I've become addicted to addis. I've ordered some KP sz 2 & 3 circs, and I am trying to wait for them to get here so I can compair 'em with my addis. We shall see!

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Old 11-07-2006, 07:45 PM   #4
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I have a set of KP options, for when I need circulars. My DPN's and straights are mostly bamboo, with a few plastic sets from Lion, and one set of Brittany Birch 5 inch DPN's that I LOVE for socks.

I use them all, and I don't think I could choose which I like the best.
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:07 PM   #5
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I also like my Takumi Bamboo needles, right now I have 6 pairs of straights, 2 circ's and one pair of size 4 Brittany Birch that I am not all the fond of. Not too sure about addi's or any of the others cause I have never used them before, not too sure I want to start as they are pricy!
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:40 PM   #6
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Zellers specials. I am holding back on getting really good needles. I know once I splurge on them I'll never go back...I can't afford 20 bucks for a set of needles ( thats like 2 skeins of yarn dude!)

I've heard that KP's options are really nice. Once I get this job and more hours..I might spoil myself and get the whole set at once.
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:46 PM   #7
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Eloewein, I'm a SW Va. gal too! Good to see fellow Virginians here! I'm an extreme newbie, but am looking forward to learning!
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I love my Addis, but if I needed a set I'd go for the Options.

I use bamboo dpns, but I'm not sure of the brand.
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:07 PM   #9
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My 98 year old mother recently gave me her Boye knitting needles from 35 years ago. I am curious about the addis, but her Boyes are sentimental and it beats having to buy new.
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I only use my KP Options now. for EVERYTHING!!!
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