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Topic: Wood, bamboo, metal, plastic? Which is your favorite kind of needle  (Read 5820 times)
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« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2005 06:51:36 AM »

I too hate the click-click-cliking of metal needles!! I adore my Brittany wood needles--my mom only uses wood needles too so maybe it's a family thing. In one of her more spiritual/new-agey moods she told me that wood was my element. I guess that's true--I love making things with wood and will only knit with wood (or bamboo for smaller sizes) needles!
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« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2005 06:59:54 AM »

Clover bamboo all the way.  I have used plastic and aluminum but the plastic I found to be truly terrible.  Metal is nice when working with acrylic but the noise - - eesh.
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« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2005 03:44:24 PM »

I too hate the click-click-cliking of metal needles!! I adore my Brittany wood needles--my mom only uses wood needles too so maybe it's a family thing. In one of her more spiritual/new-agey moods she told me that wood was my element. I guess that's true--I love making things with wood and will only knit with wood (or bamboo for smaller sizes) needles!

thats actually so funny you say that because im the total opposite
i love the clikety-clack noise of knitting needles, its almost soothing
i grew up around tons of knitters: my mom, my grandmother, my aunts
so i really love all the "knitting" sounds
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« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2005 07:50:36 PM »

You know what's weird?  I use metal needles all the time and I've almost never heard them click.  maybe I'm missing it.  My sister did say something last weekend about the dog being afraid of my clicking but I thought she meant my clicky counter. 
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« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2005 08:27:44 PM »

thats actually so funny you say that because im the total opposite
i love the clikety-clack noise of knitting needles, its almost soothing
i grew up around tons of knitters: my mom, my grandmother, my aunts
so i really love all the "knitting" sounds

I agree...I love the clicking! I love the tapping of the bamboo needles, too.
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« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2005 09:08:28 PM »

I love the clicking too! It makes me feel busier!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2005 07:18:34 PM »

I just bought my first pair of bamboo needles this week.. dpns at that... and I love them! I bought the Boye interchangable set a couple of weeks ago, and I'm not loving it.. I'm considering returning them.. but I like the fact that I have needles in every size now.. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to start a project but having to buy needles AND yarn isn't affordable for me.

I'd love to just have a full set of bamboo DPN's, straights, and circulars in every size and length! Don't see that happening any time soon though!

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« Reply #47 on: November 20, 2005 09:55:52 PM »

Has anybody else here tried casein needles? I really liked those, I bought a pair for a scarf I made and they were great - really supple, and they warm up after you've been using them for a while. Casein is a polymer made from the protein in milk - my LYS stocked them for about a year, but I think the company that makes them has since gone out of business. Too bad, though. They were pretty sweet.

You can get some casein needles here at elann.com... they also have dpn's in casein.

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« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2005 07:10:34 AM »

My #1 choice is the Addi Turbo needles.  They are a bit expensive but they are a dream when you are knitting. 

My #2 choice is bamboo.  They feel nice when you're knitting; the yarn just flows neatly from the needles. 


You know whichI would love to get, the Lantern Moon needles.  They are up there in price like the Addi Turbo

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« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2005 07:15:13 AM »

For crocheting I prefer metal, but knitting I usually end up with plastic or metal. Since I have constant aches in my muscles, straight knitting needles weigh too much so I usually use the round kind with plastic between the needles (don't have the slightest idea of what they're called in enlgish). It works better and the weight doesn't strain on my arms and shoulders.
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