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rebeccaL
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Posted - 12/18/2005 :  10:08:22 AM  Show Profile Send rebeccaL a Private Message
I have some 2mm needles which are bent. Is there a way to get them to straighten back out without breaking them (soaking in water or something?) I just work with them curved but it's sort of annoying.

Rebecca

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truly violet
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Posted - 12/18/2005 :  11:18:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
you can steam them a bit and weight them with a phone book between wax paper....

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
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eggshel344
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Posted - 12/18/2005 :  6:06:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit eggshel344's Homepage  Send eggshel344 a Yahoo! Message Send eggshel344 a Private Message
good question! the same thing happened to a pair of mine, (4.5 mm). I thought I did something to them to make them warp or that maybe it's what happened to bamboo needles after a lot of use, it's one of my first pairs that has had soooo much use.

but all the same I found it a bit annoying, so I am glad to know there is a way to fix it.

Thanks!

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Shalee
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Posted - 12/19/2005 :  06:12:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Shalee's Homepage Send Shalee a Private Message
I just look a my bent needles and smile. One finally broke in half and I kept the pieces to use as aids to hold sts out of the way, if ever needed. Can you tell I never throw anything away? They were my size "0" and the shorter length, which I love. Now I am going to have to buy a new set of the short ones. I have loads of the longer ones. Yes, I have thought of "shortening" one or two of the longer ones.

Sharon in NW PA
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COgirl
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Posted - 12/19/2005 :  09:23:48 AM  Show Profile Send COgirl a Private Message
I have a size 5 16" circular that did the same thing. I just bought an Addi turbo to replace it. I think it just happens.
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rebeccaL
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Posted - 12/19/2005 :  9:24:03 PM  Show Profile Send rebeccaL a Private Message
I solved my problem. Another one broke, so I went out and bought some Inox ones instead. ;) I love the Inox!!

Rebecca

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