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Gecika_Knits
« on: October 28, 2011 06:14:23 AM »

Hey all,

I was struggling recently with finding decent US 35s that weren't 8' long and plastic. My dad helped me churn out these:



I blogged pictures of us making them, but what do you think of the finished result?
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011 03:38:42 PM »

It looks like you're ready to go vampire hunting on Halloween!  Those are some serious needles.  They look wonderful.  What are you planning to make with them?
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2011 04:43:24 PM »

I totally agree. If you're ever jumped by a vampire while kip you are totally set! Are you knitting with rope or "wope" or making some massive project?
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011 12:16:50 PM »

Oh yeah, your definantly ready to take on vampires with those bad boys!  But my curiosity has me wondering what are you going to make using needles that big?  I dont think I have ever seen a pattern requireing so large knitting needles, and trust me Ive spent many hours looking at knitting patterns.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2011 10:37:40 PM »

That's a great idea. I like knitting with wood because it's less slippery, and it would probably be less static-y too (I live in a dry climate so that's a problem, especially in winter).

They're made from dowels,yes? What size (diameter)?
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011 01:18:19 PM »

Those are cool! A friend gave me a bag of knitting needles and in the bag, was one half of a giant wooden one like yours! i only wish the other half was there!
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011 05:20:34 AM »

Hey all, sorry my reply is so late!

My dad and I made these using a 3/4 inch dowel, he helped me select one that was nice and smooth so we didn't have much work to do. He took it out to his workshop, and whippped these up in about 5 seconds.

I took pictures of the progress on my blog, he was so proud of them!

I'm planning on knitting with these using cut up t-shirts, to make floor cushions and stuff like that. I've only ever done one pattern using needles this size, and that was a poncho knit with Romni Big wool. But I do love these needles!

Next up, an equal size crochet hook. Wonder if dad can handle THAT one!
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2011 12:36:42 PM »

So cool! I've been trying to get my brother to help make make some knitting needles.
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011 01:38:09 PM »

Hey all,

I was struggling recently with finding decent US 35s that weren't 8' long....

Ya mean 8 inches, not 8 feet...?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2011 09:23:34 AM »

Oooh!  :oI can't wait to see what you knit with these! Plus I want to see a huge crochet hook....I love chunky knits!
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