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Knitting Needles need new home [Sep. 7th, 2016|01:47 pm]
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I bought and tried out a package of Knitter's Pride Karbonz carbon-fiber double-pointed needles.   My hands didn't like them once I was using them (old hands with some arthritis--I guess they're pickier than I realized.)   So if someone's crazy about that brand and kind, and wants a package of 5 of them, size 5 US, they're up for grabs.  Free to the first person who wants them.   US residents only--I'm not doing overseas postage, sorry.

WE HAVE A WINNER ALREADY!  (The internet's really really fast!)


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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2016-09-07 06:56 pm (UTC)
Great. I need a mailing address, please. If you don't already have my email, go through my website's contacts page. They don't need to languish here getting misplaced. (I've already misplaced the little cardboard thingie that they were attached to with elastic...it may have gone out in the trash, but if I find it will include it.)
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2016-09-08 01:56 am (UTC)
Oh--I found the cardboard strip, so the needles are now in their original packaging, snugged into their elastic holders.
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From: (Anonymous)
2016-09-10 05:58 pm (UTC)

high tech needles

So I looked up high tech knitting needles on the web.

What a kick.

What will they think of yet. I would have thought that there were no improvements to be made to such an old technology.

A little rain up here in NH.

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2016-09-10 07:32 pm (UTC)

Re: high tech needles

People are knitting with different fibers than back in the day, and different kinds of needles offer choices to go with the fibers (sticky fibers, slick needles; slippery fibers, not so slippery needles.) Most people don't knit with greasy wool (wool with a lot of natural oils left in) but some do, and the same needles may not suit both.

I haven't knitted with silk (yet) but I understand it slides off metal needles like butter off a hot knife. I've knit with acrylic tips, metal tips, wood tips--and they're not the same, performance-wise.
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