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« on: February 05, 2007 11:35:46 PM »

i just won an auction on ebay for some gorgeous glass needles.  has anyone ever knitted with glass needles before?  i should get them by the end of the week and even though i work full time and go to school full time, i'll have to find something to knit up, right?!  Wink  sooooo...thoughts?
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rachelo
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2007 06:17:11 AM »

Wow!  I've never heard of such a thing.  What size are they?  You'll have to let us know how they knit (and if when dropped they break).  I'd love to see a picture of these glass needles too!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2007 06:25:03 AM »

I've seen them but always assumed they were decorative and not intended for use.  I'd be afraid of breaking them.  I cut my hand on glass once and had to have stitches, so I think I'll give the glass needles a pass.
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2007 06:27:11 AM »

I think it depends on the thickness of the needles and type of glass. There's a certain kind of glass that people make the most beautiful dildos out of, and it's very sturdy. You can even put them in the dishwasher. I think that if it's good enough for that kind of use, it's safe for knitting needles!
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rachelo
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2007 06:35:11 AM »

Miss Violaceous, I love how you mentioned the unmentionable.  Cheesy That was kind of in my head when thinking about the solidity of the needles... except the needles are thinner (one would hope). Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2007 06:39:19 AM »

except the needles are thinner (one would hope). Undecided

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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2007 09:42:45 AM »

I believe glass needles are generally made of borosilicate glass, which is very durable.  I wouldn't drop one onto concrete, but it won't shatter from normal use.
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april_cocaine
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2007 10:01:38 AM »

i've seen hollow glass ones that you can fill with things like thread and yarn to make them look pretty.
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Loo
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2007 10:31:02 AM »

I have a pair - they're US8's. I got them as a gift & they have a lifetime guarantee, so if they break, the company will replace them. I haven't ever dropped them, but they seem quite sturdy. I've tried to knit with them a couple of times, but it was a little like nails on a chalkboard...I doubt I'll try knitting with them again, but they're beautiful to look at.
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2007 11:06:32 AM »

Try rubbing two marbles together (oddly enough, I was doing this yesterday...  Undecided ) and I imagine you'd experience the same squeaky, grinding sound. Maybe I'm wrong. I'd buy 'em either way, they sound beautiful.
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