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Topic: Resin Knitting Needles - and Tutorial! [[Updated info for the larger needles!]]  (Read 147494 times)
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« Reply #190 on: February 11, 2009 05:15:46 PM »

These are great! I bought resin specifically to make some of these but am wondering in the tips can be hand sanded instead of using a dremel?
I couldnt find my dremel so I cut mine down to a rough point with an exacto and sanded them the rest of the way.

« Reply #191 on: February 12, 2009 07:22:22 AM »

These are fantastic! This may be the first holiday gift I start - right now!
« Reply #192 on: February 12, 2009 01:46:07 PM »

Beautiful. I'm in love, but I was wondering how they are for knitting? I have used other needles in the past, soft plastic ones that were hard to use and I didn't like , wood ones that I found the yarn hard to move over (I knit tight :/) I like aluminum ones and the hard plastic ones and I don't have much concern for their weight, I use all sorts of weights and haven't have a problem. So since I would rather buy them than try to make a pair get frustrated and spend more on supplies that to just buy them, I want to know how they knit up? I may get them just because they are so cute and would make a nice addition to my needle collection.
P.S. I read your blurb on Etsy and I am also a self taught lefty knitter who knits "goofy" but its so comfortable I will never change!

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« Reply #193 on: February 13, 2009 09:01:31 PM »

I haven't been here lately and need to go to bed, but I'll try to answer questions tomorrow! I had no idea there were this many views or new responses! Thank you everyone!

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« Reply #194 on: February 14, 2009 07:21:51 AM »

WOW. I don't even knit and....wow.

« Reply #195 on: February 15, 2009 04:45:46 AM »

so awesome of you to share your technique, a lot of people wouldn't have. thanks!

also in terms of the feel of the needles, there are needles on the mainstream market made of resin. the Denise needle sets are for instance, so you could feel a pair of those and probably get a pretty similar idea to how these would be. i have some and like them - they're really lightweight and reasonably sturdy & hard. 
« Reply #196 on: February 15, 2009 08:38:11 AM »

I love them.
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« Reply #197 on: February 15, 2009 01:36:17 PM »


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« Reply #198 on: February 17, 2009 01:21:38 PM »

Im wondering about the size of the needleS. wHEN I TRIED KNITTING MINE WERE MUCH SMALLER. DOES THE KNITTING TURN OUT THE SAME? sorry for caps XD

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« Reply #199 on: February 17, 2009 06:23:25 PM »

We used to live near a few Asian markets, I'll look for them! I kept thinking those oversize Pixie sticks come in big plastic straws, or did, I'm old! There used to be like 2 feet long ones, or so it seemed to me when I was little, they were pretty big!
 I'm sure if I wanted to I could really research things to use for molds, but part of my reason for passing it on is that I don't really have the interest, or the time.
 I keep discovering that I can do something and instead of perfecting it over time just leaving it alone, because I'm burned out on resin. the second my kiln gets here I'll probably destash a lot of stuff, molds etc, come to think of it, I should hold off till there's a swap or 2 here to get rid of it!

I just attempted to make a set... so far so good...Im up to the buffing part..... but I DID find a LARGER size straw.....if anyone lives near a Panerra Bread... the straws they have for their frozen drinks are way FAT... they are not out, you have to ask.....but they will give them out.........

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