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NaProus
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Posted - 11/12/2005 :  07:30:49 AM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
I was inspired by the GORGEOUS Namaste Glass Needles to think of buying some beautiful knitting needles for my MIL, an avid knitter, for Christmas. She only ever uses long straights (tucks them under her arm!), and doesn't like bulky yarn -- she just told my husband that the largest needles she uses regularly are a 6 (4 mm). So unfortunately, the smallest Namaste needles are an 8. But now I'm thinking rosewood...ebony... something exotic, handcrafted, and lovely, even if they aren't glass. Any suggestions of good places to try? What are the needles you've been lusting after?



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Diane
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Posted - 11/12/2005 :  07:40:44 AM  Show Profile Send Diane a Private Message
I love Lantern Moon needles, I think she would like those. I also remember an article Clara had a while back about someone who did handmade rosewood knitting needles, but I can't remember the name. You could probably search to find it. Good luck!
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NaProus
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Posted - 11/12/2005 :  07:52:56 AM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
Lantern Moons are beautiful! And they do come in 5s and 6s. I also found a German manufacturer of ebony needles available from WEBS that come as low as 3s. Does anyone know these?

(I know my MIL prefers working with fine yarn on small needles, so smaller is better!)

What's a leper bandage? http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bandages.html
http://www.ghm.org/resources/knitted.htm
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NaProus
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Posted - 11/12/2005 :  08:06:49 AM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
The needles at WEBS are Susanne's...

What's a leper bandage? http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bandages.html
http://www.ghm.org/resources/knitted.htm
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Felted-Bag
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Posted - 11/22/2005 :  11:41:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Felted-Bag's Homepage Send Felted-Bag a Private Message
There are some beautiful bamboo needles with flameworked glass button tops at http://www.glasspens.com/Bamboo-needles/bamboo-knitting-needles.htm in size 6. They are do wonderful glass knitting needles.

Felted-Bag
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lauriec
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USA
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Posted - 11/23/2005 :  07:43:49 AM  Show Profile  Send lauriec a Yahoo! Message Send lauriec a Private Message
There is a vendor on Ebay who sells gorgeous rosewood needles. The name is something like Red Barn Farm? Excellent quality! I also 2nd the lantern moon!!
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knittingbaglady
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Posted - 11/30/2005 :  5:02:18 PM  Show Profile Send knittingbaglady a Private Message
Hi There,

Try this item number on eBay

8226778151

I've been eyeing them, and they're made in CT.

Look really nice.

Martha.

http://www.greenmountainknittingbags.com/
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NaProus
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Posted - 11/30/2005 :  7:20:26 PM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
Those are nice needles, Martha. I've just ordered some ebony needles from WEBS, however...

let's just hope they arrive before we leave!

What's a leper bandage? http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bandages.html
http://www.ghm.org/resources/knitted.htm
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knittingbaglady
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Posted - 12/01/2005 :  04:19:17 AM  Show Profile Send knittingbaglady a Private Message
Where do you go?

Been kind of balmy...for Vermont.


Martha.

http://www.greenmountainknittingbags.com/

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NaProus
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Posted - 12/01/2005 :  04:36:46 AM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
Hasn't it? Kooky! Since my husband is Italian, we take off as soon as we've given our last exams and go visit his family for Christmas every year. He's from Sardinia, where the weather is usually just a little bit different from Vermont! Bring on the sunny days... the warm breezes... the walks on the beach...

What's a leper bandage? http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bandages.html
http://www.ghm.org/resources/knitted.htm
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xmasberry
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Posted - 12/01/2005 :  08:50:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit xmasberry's Homepage Send xmasberry a Private Message
Susanne's needles are very nice. I have some of the circulars and some of the DPNs. They are made from leftovers from piano fabrication, which i thought was very cool.

holly x
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