ghoti: fish jumping out of bowl (fishbowl)
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Am I being overly ambitious (or wasteful with my money) if I get the Try It KnitPicks set of interchangeable needles?

It would make me feel more like a Serious Knitter. (But am I a Serious Knitter? Jury's still out.)

The project I'm working on right now needs at least a 47" size 7 circular needle - I've pretty much shoved as many stitches as possible on my existing 29".

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Date: 2014-02-06 09:31 pm (UTC)
yanagi_wa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yanagi_wa
I've owned KP needles for years. I think they are exceptional. Not a waste of money. The try-it is a great start up set. I'd say, 'Go for it.'

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Date: 2014-02-06 10:07 pm (UTC)
peaceful_sands: pile of different color wools (wool pile)
From: [personal profile] peaceful_sands
I've never seen a set like it but I think it looks like a brilliant idea and something that you can continue to add to as time, money and projects allow. I'll second the 'Go for it' from [personal profile] yanagi_wa.

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Date: 2014-02-06 10:47 pm (UTC)
jenett: the milky way emerging from silhouetted hills (Default)
From: [personal profile] jenett
My standard is the KP sets - I find them to work really well for me. I really like the flexibility to be able to swap the cords when I need to.

I do sometimes need to do a little extra tightening on the interchangeables, but not that often.

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Date: 2014-02-06 11:15 pm (UTC)
pensnest: knitted sweater close up, caption: it's all in the details (Knitting details)
From: [personal profile] pensnest
I have a bag full of circular needles in sundry lengths and needle sizes, and an incredible number of (mostly) pairs of needles in various sizes. And I don't use them any more, because my daughter gave me a set of Knitpicks interchangeables, and I love them dearly and only use something else when knitting something on very, very thin needles.

IOW, go for it!

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Date: 2014-02-06 11:19 pm (UTC)
lurksnomore: what always happens to me when I knit.  Always. (frogging)
From: [personal profile] lurksnomore
I really like my KP interchangeables. Actually, KPs are my goto needles for fixed circs as well--their really long sock needles are all I use. I've tried others and keep going back to the KPs. I like that this set lets you try both wood and metal. I go for the nickel ones almost every time, but others prefer wood.

I'd say go for it!
Edited Date: 2014-02-06 11:20 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2014-02-07 12:28 pm (UTC)
liz_mo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] liz_mo
I'm in love with your icon. That's all :)

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Date: 2014-02-07 09:44 pm (UTC)
hazelwho: (yarn heart)
From: [personal profile] hazelwho
*laughs* *doubles over wheezing* Oh my god, your icon!! That's FANTASTIC!!!

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Date: 2014-02-08 03:54 am (UTC)
lurksnomore: what always happens to me when I knit.  Always. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lurksnomore
Thank you! I saw it on a post in LJ, and they didn't remember where they got it, so I credited it to them. I had the same reaction when I first saw it. I still giggle at it.

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Date: 2014-02-06 11:27 pm (UTC)
copracat: Karen Gillan as Jean Shrimpton knitting (Jean knitting)
From: [personal profile] copracat
I very strongly wish I'd bought a KnitPicks interchangeable set when I was starting out because it's been more expensive buying them needle by needle. They're particularly good when you're knitting something that has parts to be left on holders, like a garment. You can use the cables as holders with the handy stoppers and just put the needles back on when it's time to pick up that part - no slipping stitches back and forth. The same for trying on a garment - I knit the bit that has to stretch over my shoulders or hips on to several cables rather than slip everything on to waste yarn.

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Date: 2014-02-07 12:29 am (UTC)
lannamichaels: Astronaut Dale Gardner holds up For Sale sign after EVA. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lannamichaels
I really recommend Knit Picks's options nickel interchangeables, they are FANTASTIC. :D

I haven't tried the wood ones, so I can't speak to those.

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Date: 2014-02-07 01:04 am (UTC)
tephra: Close up of doll hands holding knitting in working position. (knitting)
From: [personal profile] tephra
The try it sets are a great idea if you aren't sure what your needle preference (metal, wood, acrylic) is just yet. I adore my Knit Picks Options, though I've heard that they've since changed manufacturers and that the nickle plated brass needles they have now are not as pointy as the ones I have. (If someone can confirm/deny that it would be great.)

I went immediately for the full set because I knew that metal was what I wanted, but I have since bought a set of the Harmony wood tips as well. I still prefer the metal, but the wood needles are nice too. :)

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Date: 2014-02-07 09:49 pm (UTC)
hazelwho: (yarn heart)
From: [personal profile] hazelwho
I got a nickle plated needle set in July 2012 and they are gorgeous. If my Addi lace turbos are a perfect 10, these are a 9-9.5 for feel, slide, and pointiness. And then the KPs get extra credit for being interchangables and waaaay cheaper.

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Date: 2014-02-07 10:19 pm (UTC)
tephra: Close up of doll hands holding knitting in working position. (knitting)
From: [personal profile] tephra
My needles are from March 2008 and I love them to pieces. I've been toying with the idea of getting extra sets of the sizes I use most, but I haven't yet figured out which sizes those are. :D Right at this moment it's size 6 that is being held up by a project, but I've already swiped the tips off that once to do a quick project so I end up talking myself out of duplicates.

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Date: 2014-02-07 03:44 am (UTC)
ironed_orchid: pin up girl reading kant (Default)
From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid
I love my Knit Picks so much it's hard for me to see them as a waste of money.

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Date: 2014-02-07 06:29 pm (UTC)
moropus: kermit (Default)
From: [personal profile] moropus
For $15, how can you go wrong?

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Date: 2014-02-07 09:46 pm (UTC)
hazelwho: (yarn knit)
From: [personal profile] hazelwho
Totally agree with what everyone else said. I have umpteen million sets of needles, but haven't used another set since I got my knitpicks interchangables.

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Date: 2014-02-10 11:51 pm (UTC)
izzy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] izzy
i saw that you bought them already, and i think the try it set sounds like an awesome idea. i just wanted to toss in my love of KP wood needles - they're not super grippy but not as slippery as nickel plated needles, and they're nice and pointy. i prefer wood needles, and the KP needles are pointier than clovers, which is nice for knitting faster.

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Date: 2014-02-11 08:12 am (UTC)
strixluna: small owl (Default)
From: [personal profile] strixluna
I love my interchangeables from KP. They make my life so much easier. Shawls, sweaters, all those things that used to make me crazy because I'd need to get a new long circ for every project? Now I have all the circs I need!

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