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littlebluegirl
« on: June 24, 2008 12:44:16 PM »

I got these needles from the pound shop (UK equivalent of dollar stores).







The great thing is, if you make em too tight (like I did) you can stick em back on the oven to re-meltify them and re-shape them.
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2008 12:50:00 PM »

Oh, I want someee. ]:

Those look like really cool knitting needles, too.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2008 12:53:45 PM »

Thanks! Actually, the needles were too crappy to knit with (you get what you pay for, I suppose) so at least now they serve a purpose.
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2008 01:00:08 PM »

I really like that yellow one!
Was it "Poundland" you got them from?
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2008 01:04:11 PM »

Yes, it was Poundland!  Hello fellow Brit!  Go and get yourself some cheapo needles and melt em to inhale the plasticky toxic goodness.
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2008 01:29:34 PM »

Oh.
I am so there!
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2008 02:23:15 PM »

Ah, the final proof: Craftsters will melt *anything*!!!

Those are so cool!
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2008 02:32:24 PM »

OK! WOW!! so much cuter than i would have thought! i have a pair of pink needles and i hate hate hate knitting with plastic. much too grabby, and squeaky! but i'll proudly wrap it around my wrist! oh wow. i love this. wisted until i make my own.
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2008 03:02:42 PM »

Maybe I am the only who does not know how to make these. They are such a great idea and so colorful that I would love for you to tell us all what you did to make them Great creation.
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2008 03:55:30 PM »

Ah, the final proof: Craftsters will melt *anything*!!!

AHA! I was thinking the same thing!

Oh those are just too cool! Could you do the boiling water trick like with the toothbrushes? I'm afraid I'd melt them in my oven XD!!
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2008 06:29:00 PM »

awesome! now i wanna go buy some knitting needles to melt  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2008 07:18:58 PM »

Hey those are cool! I actually have those exact knitting needles. They're not too bad to knit with... but what do I know? I've only knitted one scarf with them.  Undecided I don't think I'll be melting mine any time soon, but these are indeed a cool idea!  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2008 08:27:23 PM »

Whee! they are so pretty! Anyone in England wanna trade crappy American craft supplies for crappy plastic knitting needles Wink
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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2008 01:13:06 AM »

Oh wow!  I'm a hot new topic.  I have lived for this day!  OK, instructions - I heated the oven to 200 degrees, stuck the needles on a baking tray, and heated them for about five minutes.  Then, to save my fingers, I had the ingenious idea of putting rubber gloves on (they were sitting next to the sink, and I had a lightbulb moment).   Take em out of the oven and then bend them.  I didn't bend them around anything, just end to tip, as they're quite short.  There is a bit of a nasty smell, but nothing too bad.  I'm paying a visit to Poundland tomorrow and could pick up some more packs.  PM me if you're interested.
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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2008 01:20:02 AM »

OK! WOW!! so much cuter than i would have thought! i have a pair of pink needles and i hate hate hate knitting with plastic. much too grabby, and squeaky! but i'll proudly wrap it around my wrist! oh wow. i love this. wisted until i make my own.

Not only a hot new topic but wisted too - yaayy!
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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2008 01:53:51 AM »

I'm going to Poundland today. Especially. Haha.
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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2008 02:22:44 AM »

when i saw them i thought "they look like the knitting needles that poundland had in"
hehe, nice bracelets
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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2008 02:26:05 AM »

Absolute genius! I feel a trip to poundland is in order...but then, I don't really need an excuse to go to poundland, I love cheap, tacky crap!
We should start a facebook group for Craftster Brits or something, not for showing off the crafting, but just for socialising. Hope I'm not breaking any rules by suggesting that!

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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2008 02:56:48 AM »

Absolute genius! I feel a trip to poundland is in order...but then, I don't really need an excuse to go to poundland, I love cheap, tacky crap!
We should start a facebook group for Craftster Brits or something, not for showing off the crafting, but just for socialising. Hope I'm not breaking any rules by suggesting that!

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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2008 06:46:20 AM »

Thanks for the quick tutorial. Brilliant idea.
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Thanks to everyone for the sweet comments Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2008 11:19:12 AM »

Very cute! I would defintiely wear them. And I do believe we have very similar needles here in Canada at Dollarama!
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« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2008 11:30:26 AM »

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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2008 11:31:18 AM »

Is "Poundland" a pound shop that we Americans call a dollar store?

I really like that yellow one!
Was it "Poundland" you got them from?
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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2008 11:34:09 AM »

It sure is.  Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2008 12:43:32 PM »

ahhh!! i have those needles!! aren't they good!

i must say, since going to college in the city centre i have made many a visit to the pound shop. gone are the days when it was just crap!

in nottingham they have a great 99p shop aswell!
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« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2008 12:49:12 PM »

Ah, the final proof: Craftsters will melt *anything*!!!

Those are so cool!

LOL nifty!
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« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2008 01:26:00 PM »

what kind of needels are they
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« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2008 01:58:26 PM »

awesome. I just love the colors.
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« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2008 02:24:09 PM »

These are so cute!
I totally want some for myself now.
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« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2008 03:06:10 PM »

make that wisted x2!

and that'll be me off to poundland then!
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« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2008 03:33:11 PM »

I have the exact same needles which I purchased for the exact same reason! I tried it with hot water and snapped one but I'm certainly going to give the oven a go. They are awesome!

Huzzah for poundland!
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« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2008 06:21:05 PM »

love love love them!  Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2008 07:15:17 PM »

i have some needles from a thrift store that i have been meaning to melt into bracelets.  the one you did are awesome!  i was originally planning to boil them, but now i think i may bake them, just have to make sure my wee one isn't in the house!  thanks for re-sparking the idea.
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« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2008 07:22:55 PM »

Love your knitting needle bangles! 

I tried to make some of these a couple months ago but after boiling for up to 15 minutes, they still were not hot enough to bend!  They bent a little, but not a full circle and not small enough for a wrist.  I got tired of watching water boil and gave up!  I'll have to try the oven.  Thanks for the how-to. 
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« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2008 11:22:04 AM »

Thanks everyone!!!  Grin 
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« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2008 07:50:18 PM »

I bet you could also boil them, like with toothbrush bangles.  Grin
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« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2008 08:59:19 PM »

great idea!! I love the colors...especially the neons!
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« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2008 09:19:47 AM »

I find it so unfair that we have Poundland, while in the US they have dollar stores and only pay half as much!!!

These bracelets are so cool! the knitting needles look so colourful, shame they're actually useless for their intended purpose. they'd also look good as hair chopsticks.
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« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2008 10:15:42 AM »

I wonder if the Dollar Tree has knitting needles like this. Hmm. I want to make these for a friend and myself so we could wear them to our knitting club at college  Cheesy
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« Reply #40 on: June 29, 2008 05:07:33 PM »

Do you know if boiling them will release bad plastic fumes or make the pot unusable (except for those people who like poisoning themselves and various others I suppose, but in general anyway) ?
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« Reply #41 on: June 30, 2008 05:36:03 PM »

love the colors!! very bright/vibrant
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« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2008 10:14:49 AM »

Ok, so I went to poundland this morning and fought my way through lots of rude people who thought I worked there (just because I was wearing black..?) and have now made a bangle. That's right, one singular bangle. It's too hot for melting stuff (!)
I used the boiling method, and after a bit of trial and error found a good way. I hope it's ok to do a sort of mini tut here. Oooh, my first finished project and my first tut, how exciting! (I'm a project starter, you see...)

All you'll need is: Knitting needles, rubber gloves, tongs, a saucepan. Be prepared to use these items for crafting only after this project, because they'll pretty much be toxic and not fit for preparing food. Seriously.

1. Make sure your working area is well ventilated, if you have an extractor turn it on the highest setting. I wouldn't recommend trying this if you have children or pets (especially birds) in the house. Fill your pan about 1/2 - 3/4 full of water, and bring to a boil.
2. Put on your gloves (just to protect your skin from any steam or splashes), and pop a needle into the pan. The pan I used was a small one that I hardly ever use, and couldn't fit a whole needle in. What I did was, put the needle in as best you can, holding the other end with the tongs, very gently and very carefully push down on the needle. As it softens it will just sort of slip down into the water, like spaghetti. You just want to apply a very slight amount of pressure, just to sort of guide the needle down, otherwise a) your needle will snap b) you'll jerk the pan and give yourself a nasty burn. Please don't do that!
3. If your water level has gone down quite a bit, very slowly pour some fresh water into the pan with a jug. Don't want to be burning any plastic!
4. The needle should be really pliable now, and I found the best way to avoid snapping is bending in the water. (Did I mention trial and error? Wink Push and roll against the side and bottom of the pan, making sure you're very gentle and that you are holding the handle of the pan to steady it. When you think you've got a good shape, take it out and have a look, but for the love of all things crafty do not try it on yet! If you're not quite happy with the shape, pop it back in the water for a few seconds and just push and roll again.
5. When you're satisfied, run the bangle under a cold tap for a minute or so, and it should have cooled completely. Voila! However if you try it on now and you're not happy, you can just heat it up again. But don't forget to cool it before trying on again!

I know I sound like a broken record here, but I just want to point out that you're dealing with boiling water and very hot plastic, so please be careful. Although I didn't find there was any smell, just be aware of how you're feeling. Starting to get a slight headache, feel a bit sick or dizzy? Turn off the stove, take the pan off the heat and sit in the fresh air. Also, if you're a minor, do NOT do this without an adult to help you. Really, truly, seriously. Just don't.

Happy crafting, and sorry that turned out to be so long!

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« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2008 07:31:53 PM »

Something in me stings at the thought of ruining perfectly good knitting needles, but at the same time I really want a few pairs of my own. Really cute! Smiley
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« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2008 11:20:51 AM »

Something in me stings at the thought of ruining perfectly good knitting needles, but at the same time I really want a few pairs of my own. Really cute! Smiley

I know what you mean, I wouldn't melt good needles.  These were cheap and I never would have used them to knit with.  Thanks for your comment Cheesy
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