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Post by polgara on 14th March 2010, 2:09 pm

What a lovely colourful lot Seils. Patterns are good too.

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Post by MrsC on 14th March 2010, 2:43 pm

Wow - there are a lot of socks there Seils! Love the colours!

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Post by seileasdar on 14th March 2010, 5:33 pm

Thanks!
Somehow I didn't manage to make them look pretty and all.
Rather disappointed, because they are much more beautiful in real life, and with a foot in them.
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Post by Dandelion on 14th March 2010, 5:39 pm

Wonderful - I feel inspired to try some, and also JB's hat. The youngest seedling has given me a voucher for Mother's day for an independent wool shop in Hereford which sounds very promising - will investigate when we go 'to town' next and report back.
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Post by Sammigirl on 29th January 2011, 9:19 am

A knitty hug to all Smile
(((((((((((())))))))) I like bamboo...but had a set of
interchangeables in bamboo and got splinters! I bought my bamboo double
pointed needles from ebay Smile I'm using Knit Pro Symfonie at the moment - both double pointeds and also have a set of interchangeables. Finding them great Smile
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Post by Dandelion on 29th January 2011, 6:11 pm

Funny you should say that, Sammigirl - I've just got back from a trip to Hereford to try to buy more Knit Pro Symphonie needles in various sizes (I've been saving up!!). The shop had a few, but not what I wanted, and the price has gone up from £5 a pair (which it was in December) to £8.50. Steep! I've been knitting a lot more since I discovered them, because I get arthritis in my thumb joints, and wooden needles are a lot more comfortable to use. Have discovered a shop in Bristol which sells them online a lot cheaper, so I am a happier bunny.

Have you used the clear (I assume acrylic) needles Knit Pro do? I wonder if they're as good from the point of view of flexibility.

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Post by Sammigirl on 29th January 2011, 10:22 pm

Dandelion wrote:Funny you should say that, Sammigirl - I've just got back from a trip to Hereford to try to buy more Knit Pro Symphonie needles in various sizes (I've been saving up!!). The shop had a few, but not what I wanted, and the price has gone up from £5 a pair (which it was in December) to £8.50. Steep! I've been knitting a lot more since I discovered them, because I get arthritis in my thumb joints, and wooden needles are a lot more comfortable to use. Have discovered a shop in Bristol which sells them online a lot cheaper, so I am a happier bunny.

Have you used the clear (I assume acrylic) needles Knit Pro do? I wonder if they're as good from the point of view of flexibility.

Sadly I haven't used acrylic needles from Knit Pro....might have to give them a whirl. I'm finding though that the wood is working well for me tension wise. I'm also using cords with detatchable ends now. Haven't used a straight needles in ages except for a double pointed needle for hats and socks.

Wow better for your arthritis! That's amazing! Really cool to know that too Smile I also find that using interchangeable ends on cords is easier on my wrists as it is a different action. Do you use those or straight needles?
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Post by Compostwoman on 29th January 2011, 11:40 pm

I have very duff wrist ( and other) joints and have found wooden needles much more kind , when knitting

I will investigate these needles.

Dl, which shop in Hereford was this?

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Post by Dandelion on 30th January 2011, 3:59 pm

It's the Small Gallery in Capuchin Yard, near the patchwork shop. You'll have to hurry - I heard her telling someone yesterday that she's closing, but a similar shop will be coming afterwards. Not sure what its stock will be though.

Sammigirl - I have been using double pointed needles for making socks, and am trying to replace all my straight needles with wood. I used the all-in-one needles (are they the same as cord needles? Two metal ends, plastic line in between) when I was at college and did some patterned knitting for part of my final show. There was a Norwegian girl on my course, and she showed a couple of us how to knit using them.

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 30th January 2011, 5:43 pm

I've seen, and own, needles with cord between that are one piece, and ones that the needles are exchangable. The nice bit about the exchangable ones is that you can have different lenght cords and different guage needles, without having to buy the complete assortment of size/length combinations. My wife loves using the corded needles even when not working in the round. She only has to hold onto six inches or so of needle, and the rest of the work falls back onto the cord. Turn as usual and work back off one side to the other. Handy to tuck a project into her purse and not poke someone's eye out carrying it, too, lol.
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Post by Dandelion on 30th January 2011, 8:21 pm

Sounds interesting - will investigate!!

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Post by Dandelion on 27th February 2011, 6:14 pm

Dandelion wrote:Wonderful - I feel inspired to try some, and also JB's hat. The youngest seedling has given me a voucher for Mother's day for an independent wool shop in Hereford which sounds very promising - will investigate when we go 'to town' next and report back.
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Well. almost a year since that last post I have finished the socks!!

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Post by Jaded Green on 27th February 2011, 8:12 pm

Great socks!
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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 28th February 2011, 1:37 pm

Awesome. Those are fabulous.
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Post by MrsC on 28th February 2011, 2:14 pm

Fantastic socks - love the colours.

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Post by boobiejuicemama on 19th March 2011, 1:13 pm

Wow Dandelion they look awesome!! I recently bought the kids both a pair of hand knitted socks each, and they were super expensive, when I asked about ones for me they wanted nearly $20, so I think it will be a mission of mine to learn to knit socks Very Happy
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