Archive for November, 2011

Monsters

I just finished the monsters for my little cousin. I hope he likes them. I haven’t made him anything since he’s been born and I thought it was about time I did something to fix that. :-Image)Image

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Denise Needle Review

I’ve had my Denise needles for a couple of days now. First impression of the resin needles is I like them. They are VERY light and smooth.  The yarn does not glide across them as easily as my nickle plated needles, but it does glides across much more easily than acrylic or bamboo needles. I am happy with the points. I’ve been able to easily k2tog. The cords are thicker than I’m used to, but I haven’t had any problems with that. I’ve been able to do the magic loop method with them no problem at all. I’m also not having any problems with the joins. The yarn glides past them easily. Add to that the fact that they are made in the USA and have a life time guarantee. These needles are a great investment.

Denise

Anyone who knows me knows I love, love, love my Knit Picks nickle plated needles. I love the pointy tips (awesome for k2tog), the smoothness of the nickle (yarn just glides across them), and the thin flexible cords (makes magic loop easy peasy). Here’s my problem….. I have rheumatoid arthritis, and knitting last winter with my pretty nickle needles became VERY unpleasant. When I would hold my metal needles the cold would seep into my joints and just plain hurt. What I ended up doing so that I could actually stand to knit was to buy a couple of birch wood needles and a bamboo sock needle. They took care of my cold needle issue until the weather got warmer, but money is tight, winter is coming again, and I can’t afford to buy all the different size needles I need in bamboo or wood. I don’t mind buying a couple here or there in sizes I use a lot, but an entire set is just out of my price range right now. Sooo….. With that in mind I decided on buying a Denise Kit. They are much more affordable than buying a similar set in wood and to make it even MORE affordable, I bought a seconds kit. (that just means I got 20% off because the little box they come in has some sort of defect. The needles themselves have nothing wrong with them) They are made of resin which is not supposed to be as grabby with the yarn the way it is with many types of plastic or acrylic needles. (I like my yarn and needles to play nicely with each other) Here are also two other big selling points for me. 1.) Denise needles are made in the USA. 2.) They have a life time guarantee. I ordered them last night and will post what I think about them when they get here.