Monday, November 27, 2006

I love getting packages....

This is one of the greatest parts about the internet. Shopping!

Then like magic the mail man brings you a surprise!



I ordered more "options" needles from www.Knitpicks.com. So far I love these needles! Remembering that you are as good as your tools, my knitting needles are very important to the pleasure of knitting.

They are as nice as the German Addi Turbo needles but much more flexible. I love the sharp tips the "join" is smooth. I knit very tight and some circular needles I really have problems with because where the join is the loops get stuck and there is nothing worse than fighting with my needles as I'm knitting.

Of course the tool has to match the project but so far these needles seem to fit all the projects I've knit with them. I've read many really good reviews so I decided to try it out. I first ordered the Options Knitting Needle Set

  • Knit Picks knitting needles possess high quality elements at very affordable prices:
• Designed by knitters for knitters
• Rigorously tested by professional knitters
• Sharp, gradually tapered point
• Nickel-Plated hollow brass needle
  • Circular knitting needles have flexible cords with no kinks or memory.
  • Options Knitting Needles Set
    This set is a great start for any knitter, beginner or veteran. We have assembled knitting needles in the most common sizes and cable lengths and packaged them into our handy carrying case. You can add to this collection any time with our tips and cables for knitting needles available individually.

    Set Includes
    KNITTING NEEDLE TIPS
    US Sizes: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,10.5 and 11
    CABLES
    2 each of 24" and 32" lengths
    ACCESSORIES
    1 Knitting Needle Case with 6 Knitting Needle Pockets, 8 End Caps and 2 Cable Keys

The needles are great the cords are indeed very flexible but the case is cheap and not very functional. It kind of looks like a cheap day planner notebook. I'm storing them in a neat plastic box I'm not sure if I would take them with me traveling but maybe.

So to wrap it all up the Knit Picks Options is my favorite, I almost feel like getting rid of all my collection of circular needles. Not to worry I said almost, I guess I'll keep them a bit longer.

Knitter's Review wrote the following about the Options Needle set....

The Notion of Options
The Options needle set is based on a pretty intelligent observation: Most knitters tend to use a few needle sizes more often than others. Typical interchangeable needle sets ship with a single pair of each size, so once you've embedded them in one project, your set is immediately less useful.

So Knit Picks has broken the set apart into, as the name suggests, options. And you can buy them separately based on your own needs. If you knit exclusively with size 5 and 6 needles, you can get 20 pairs of 5 and 6 needles and as many cords, of as many lengths, as you want.

If you still want the full set, they've created a special package with nine of the most common needle sizes and two 24" and 32" cables (with eight end caps and two cable keys) in a datebook-style six-ring binder and are offering it at $59.99, a 19% discount over what you'd pay for each element separately.



Links: Knit Picks

Denise Needles
Knitter's Review

3 comments:

AR said...

I just got my set, too, and I'm lovin' 'em!

del said...

I hear SO MUCH about these needles--I'll have to get a set, one day!

Rebekah said...

I love my Options needles too. I bought a ton more cords, and mind you for anyone ordering when you purchase one cord, it's actually 2 in the package, so really a good deal. I have one complaint that they don't have 16" cords available, but when I wrote them about it, I got a very nice e-mail back saying that they will be adding to the line as time permits and so I have high hopes that will be available one day.

I've also had one 40" cord that won't thread onto the needle tips. I"ve debated about sending it back, but I'm not sure it's worth the effort.