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Old 11-17-2007, 03:44 AM   #11
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I use a little bit of everything, but the ones I use the most are the nickel plated needles.
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:13 AM   #12
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I haven't met a knitting needle that I don't like--but, I prefer circular needles for almost everything.

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Old 11-17-2007, 09:39 AM   #13
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I think I must be a needle slut - I love them all! I do perfer circular - can't think of the last time I used straight needles.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:15 AM   #14
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I was gifted an Options and I do it so very much!

But otherwise, I have whippy plasticy ones from my Grandma... not my favourite as they drag a lot.

I have some metal ones I love (with really pointy tips).

But occassionally, when I am really stressed... I find I'm squishing my needles so hard that I get sore hands.

And I have some cheap Bamboos I love. I have 2 pairs of Clover Bamboo needles and I don't like them (they are circular). I find the join is really... sticky? on them. I don't like them but I needed them and they were all I could find in that size and with the time I had.

The features I like (for the most part):

-longer straight needles (but I think more Options will change that opinion)
-sharp points
-some flex in the straights

And... for Bamboo over Normal Metal. I find the metal stay cold and I feel it in my wrists.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:54 AM   #15
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For socks, two sharply pointed circulars. Using Silver's "tute" and don't need anything else. (It's a brilliant method!)

Otherwise, I have a set of Denise needles that I love. Personally, don't care for bamboo or glass.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:36 PM   #16
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Clover bamboo circulars are my favorites, then Clover bamboo straights.
I don't like metal needles as they are too slippery and hard for me to control - stitches are constantly sliding off the darn things!!!!!!!!!!!
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