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Old 03-13-2010, 12:14 AM   #1
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Why didn't I buy this sooner? Add yours.
I love my ball winder. I bought it at Stitches West maybe 2 weeks ago.
Today, I used it for the first time. I unraveled 3 commercial sweaters to use the yarn. Was only planning to do one sweater. But it is fun. The yarn looks sooooo pretty in neat little cones. Yes, this ball winder has turned me into a mad woman. Hunting around for something else to take apart.

Why didn't I buy one sooner?

So it made me wonder.
What other gadgets make knitting easier?

What do you wish you discovered sooner?
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:05 AM   #2
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Tea cosy. The one I had (that I loved) went missing when I moved. They are expensive, so I didn't buy one for a long time and instead, wrapped my teapot in towels lol.

I'm not advanced enough as a knitter to knit one, eh?
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:30 AM   #3
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My Denise interchangeables. They're all I use now.
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:00 AM   #4
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Addi Turbos, love them.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:48 AM   #5
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Me too on the Addi Turbos. They slide so quickly, knitting goes faster.

I also adore the circular needles, which are relatively new to the knitters' market, right? For years I struggled on 4 needles, or even two for a long blanket or shawl.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:51 AM   #6
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I don't know what an addi turbo is.
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:19 PM   #7
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My KP Options. I wouldn't have had to spend so much time futzing with the cheapos with the insane cables!

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I don't know what an addi turbo is.
Really nice, really expensive circular needles.
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I'm with Jan, my KP Options !
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Noobknitter, If you knit two squares and seam 3 sides you will have a tea cosy! You could even leave a slot on one side for the spout. You can make almost anything out of a few squares !
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[quote=Really nice, really expensive circular needles. [/quote]

Which explains why I don't know what they are.
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