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« on: December 13, 2007 05:31:34 PM »

  I thought about getting a pair for my husband. He knits so tight that he can dent aluminum needles,lol. I thought he might like them, but I wanted to find out if glass needles were just a gimmick or if they worked as well as bamboo or nickel plated.
Has anyone knit with glass needles before? They're pretty pricey. More importantly have you broken one yet?
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2007 05:59:46 PM »

Aren't they made with pyrex? If they are, then I can't see how you could break them.
At least, I know the hunger site sells breast cancer glass needles that are pyrex. Don't know if your husband would like them though, they only come in 10.5 and have a pink ball on the end.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2007 06:31:38 PM »

I've never used glass needles, but I would think they would make horrible sounds as they slide together. You might want to get someone else's opinion who has actually used them, though.
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Emily
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2007 02:50:22 PM »

Pyrex breaks, not sure why you'd think it wouldn't.

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2007 05:04:26 PM »

Pyrex breaks, not sure why you'd think it wouldn't.

I don't think she meants breaks as in snaps in two.  I think it was more that because Pyrex is a denser material, the issue of denting needles wouldn't be a problem.

As for the death grip on the needles, I'm just curious-is he a new knitter?  I have a death grip on everything (I have a permenant callous from pens and pencils) and used to be an incredibly tight knitter...I don't know how I ever used to knit cuz it was so tight.   Anywho, once I began to relax a bit, my knitting did too as well as the death grip on the needles.  You may also consider bamboo needles.  They have a nice feel and he may dent them slightly but that's about it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2007 08:28:42 PM »

Yeah, he's a new knitter. He's made a couple of scarves, a hat and is working on a wallet. He hates bamboo needles (something about starting a fire,lol) this was just a sort of novelty gift for him. He also makes stained glass. Smiley
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