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« Reply #290 on: January 28, 2007 08:24:15 PM »

Hello, well im not sure if this has been discussed (sorry 30 pages) but does anyone know of a clever way to add the needle size to the needles, Ive seen it painted on the end piece before, not sure if I have the skills to make it look neat enough though Huh
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« Reply #291 on: January 29, 2007 05:33:24 AM »

Hello, well im not sure if this has been discussed (sorry 30 pages) but does anyone know of a clever way to add the needle size to the needles, Ive seen it painted on the end piece before, not sure if I have the skills to make it look neat enough though Huh

Some people put stuff at the end of their needles like little clay shapes or pieces from the dollhouse furniture section. Have you thought about printing up the numbers realtively smallish off the computer or use scrapbooking paper with numbers, then using the small glass beads (like the magnets you see all over the place here. you can see some here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=143882.0 ) as the end pieces?
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« Reply #292 on: January 29, 2007 06:15:14 AM »

Hello, well im not sure if this has been discussed (sorry 30 pages) but does anyone know of a clever way to add the needle size to the needles, Ive seen it painted on the end piece before, not sure if I have the skills to make it look neat enough though Huh
Another option is to use a fine point sharpie and write the size on the knitting needle with that near the end. I'd let it dry pretty good though to make sure it doesn't rub off on your knitting. Smiley
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« Reply #293 on: January 29, 2007 10:02:54 AM »

ooh those are great ideas, thank you very much!! I will start experimenting Smiley
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« Reply #294 on: January 29, 2007 02:43:30 PM »

here are my first officially finished needles, I have lots more that aren't completely finished.. I think these are birch dowels, points carved with an xacto knife, sanded with 2 different grade sandpapers, 3 coats of poly. sanding in between each coat. this creates a non sticky super smooth finish

I bought wooden balls at michaels (no holes) and drilled the specific size hole I needed with a dremel tool, put on wood sealer, painted them black then added the polka dots, I didnt have any small enough brushes so i dipped the end of a small scrap dowel piece in the paint to apply the dots, finished with a gloss varnish....these feel super smooth..

I also finished a pair of mahogany, but have only made one of the toppers, so far I love the mahogany, its a beautiful color and needs only a limited amount of sanding to get smooth, without any thing else, I will post a pic of the one when I get it..

now i just have to experiment with adding the size of the needle and Im going to try staining, rosewood or cherry since I cant find darker wood dowels

btw.....i did the rest with a electric pencil sharpener, this creates the need for more sanding than if you carve with a knife, but I started using the electric sander and now its a really fast process



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here a a couple more pix..the blue/green dots dont have the glossy varnish..and no poly added, these are just sanded..and my hand carved points.. any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated  Smiley

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« Reply #295 on: January 29, 2007 05:35:42 PM »

the pics you took are so pretty! I love them! Very cute and your pics are just as artistic as the needles.
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« Reply #296 on: February 01, 2007 11:58:31 AM »

those are sooooooooooooo nice!

I have tried to learn how to knit, I even purchased knitting needles, and Im not a good teacher.....I just cant teach myself.......giggles Grin
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« Reply #297 on: February 02, 2007 06:32:49 AM »

Hello, well im not sure if this has been discussed (sorry 30 pages) but does anyone know of a clever way to add the needle size to the needles, Ive seen it painted on the end piece before, not sure if I have the skills to make it look neat enough though Huh

Woodburning set Smiley I did mine with the US size on all 5 DPNs and the metric on the opposite end of 1 DPN.  My smallest are a sz 3, and I was able to get that burned on... I don't know how well it would go smaller than that though!

ETA: If you can't get waxd paper, Blocks of wax work fine, just rub the devil out of the needle, then buff with a folded piece of denim. Repeat 2 or 3 times.
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« Reply #298 on: February 02, 2007 02:06:56 PM »

Woodburning set Smiley I did mine with the US size on all 5 DPNs and the metric on the opposite end of 1 DPN.  My smallest are a sz 3, and I was able to get that burned on... I don't know how well it would go smaller than that though!


So that must be how they put it on the ones you buy in the store, Is it easy to find a woodburning set, I guess it comes with the numbers and letters? that sounds cool and professional looking, I'd like to look into that, would they have that at michael's??
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« Reply #299 on: February 02, 2007 03:22:32 PM »

Woodburning set Smiley I did mine with the US size on all 5 DPNs and the metric on the opposite end of 1 DPN.  My smallest are a sz 3, and I was able to get that burned on... I don't know how well it would go smaller than that though!


So that must be how they put it on the ones you buy in the store, Is it easy to find a woodburning set, I guess it comes with the numbers and letters? that sounds cool and professional looking, I'd like to look into that, would they have that at michael's??

I used one my husbad had, and did it freehand. I'd guess the craft stores would have one. I think I've seen them at Wally world also...
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