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« on: January 03, 2009 03:11:35 PM »


I completed this project using Lion Brand Speed stix and red heart leftover yarn from a friend's project. I read some bad reviews about speed stiX...but I confess I had a good time. I would like to share the results with you.I hope you like my scarf..or shal...or head cover...or... Cheesy These needles can help you make a gift in one hour!
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009 04:09:32 PM »

I haven't tried them, but you scarf is beautiful.  Aren't they hard to use?
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009 04:22:32 PM »

At first the needles felt a little weird in my hands since it is so thick...but after a while it is a walk in the park. You just have to get used to it....I really had a lot of fun, and I am already planing on my next project. The good thing about this 50 size needles is that you can use those funky yarns and actually see what you are doing it  Grin. I am thinking to get some fetucinni from Lion Brand.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009 05:39:09 PM »

Your scarf looks great!

I used SpeedStix to make a "six-hour, basket weave afghan" (a Lion Brand pattern from a booklet) that took me more like ten hours (learning curve -- the project asked us to use four strands of chunky yarn at a time, which I'd never done before). It was very physical knitting! Like a mini-workout.  Smiley The SpeedStix are the same diameter as our kitchen broom handle, so at one point when I had a problem, I moved all 40 giant stitches onto the broom handle so I could get a better picture of issue and because I was so curious about how wide the finished product would be. A friend of mine wanted to knit a project twice as wide as the afghan, for a rug, I think, so I suggested she sharpen and wax two broom handles for needles (which could be a great gag for a knitting event?), but I'd think they'd get pretty heavy after a while. At any rate, I thought the SpeedStix were fun for a one-time project, and I love my afghan -- nice 'n' cozy.

Anyway, your scarf looks great! Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009 05:51:42 PM »

I have some spped stix and I love them!  This scarf looks warm and cozy!  Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009 06:04:21 PM »

Maybe I'll have to pick some up and try them out..I have a convertible needles kit so I never buy new needles, but such good results.
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2009 06:11:36 PM »

You will love it...if you can get a 40% coupon for Joann or Michael...the price gets even better! There is a an awsome yarn sale at Joann by the way.
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2009 07:22:02 PM »

Nice...I just got a coupon in my inbox from AC Moore. I need to sign up at Joann's for their coupons.  I can't wait until I can use the newest coupon.  I think it starts in a couple of days.  Thanks.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2009 07:29:02 PM »

Nice Perach! I literally almost bought those tonight at Joanns, they have an off brand BTW I can't remember the name of it, that were for $6.99 and with the 40% off coupon, that's a pretty fun deal even if you only use it for 2 or 3 crafts and then pass them along?

My question was, did you use ultra thick yarn? That's what I was looking for and I didn't see anything I wanted to knit with? What do you recommend?
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2009 08:00:27 PM »

Hello Be!!
     Believe it or not I used red heart, medium weight ( gotta love this yarn..cheap as a cup of Joe). In my view the yarn is kind of skinny, but thanks to the mega stitch you can fluff up the project and you get a chunky look. I think almost any yarn would work with this needles, medium to bulky weight. So wool easy, bloucle, cupcake...all these might work just fine! I read somewhere that you can mix the "furry" ones with microspoon and get a cool look. I am dying to try the fettuccine yarn...this yarn is flat, and you get a ribbon like work. One thing that I will avoid at all cost is sleek (silky) kind of yarns while I am still getting hold of these needles.
    I hope I helped a little. Let me know about your project...and thanks for letting me know that there is already a generic one in the market...you said Joann has the generic one?
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