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    Having received a good response to the earlier attempt at unusual knitting needles I have now done a set of five and I have to say I really quite like them! I have decided to put them on the stall at £4.50 as this makes them reasonably priced whilst still making it wothwhile making them. I also played around with the idea of shawl / hair pins too. So... let me know what you all think and as always ... any ideas gratefully received!
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    You need to get someone who does a fair bit of knitting to have a go with them and test them really. All my crafting tools are tried by people who use those sort of things. Knitting needles may be awkward for example if the weight at the end is too great. Try and find a knitter to trial them for you. What looks great to us as turners may be lousy fora knitter and they are the ones yo want to impress.

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      Ha ha... good point but waaaay ahead of ya ... My mom has trialled them and pronounces them fit for purpose although she hasnt given the set back yet ...lol
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        Oh well, no sensible son argues with his mother LOL.

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          The first pic - very nice! The second pic - oh, pretty!

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            I'll volunteer to knit with them... me, me, me!

            Which wood have you used to make them? The give that you get with the wood can make a huge difference to how comfortable the pins are to knit with. I so love using my bamboo DPNs but my sister swears by her blackthorn knitting needles. The other issue is whether the point of the needle will split the wool...you need it to be blunt but sharp enough to slip through a stitch.
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              I'd wear them as hair pins, I usually use a pencil or paintbrush if I can't find my hair slide.
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