Thursday, June 29, 2006

I heart Knit Picks

I opened up my mailbox today, excited, as always to see the new Knit Picks catalog. I confess, I don't order from them a ton, mostly the yarn I use when I am dyeing yarn. But, they always have great ideas, and occasionally I jump in on something.

Anywho, the first two pages . . . they have crafted their own set of really cool interchangeable needles. Now, I have the Denise needles, and I love them. I use them for tons of projects. I love just having the cables around to hold projects that are on hold so to speak. My only issues are sometimes, the joins aren't perfectly smooth so certain yarns can get caught up (not ever snagged so far, but caught up) and also that they don't go very small in size. The size part seems to be the nature of the beast. But, I will say, Denise has amazing customer service. Before my LYS carried the extra lengths, I faxed them an order and it was on my doorstep in what seemed like 2 days or less. Love that.

And now the new kid on the block interchangeables, well, I'm just going to have to buy them. They look so sleek. They look like Addi's but interchangeable. What could be better than that? And of course, price is pretty darn awesome for a starter set. I'm hoping you guys will take a look and let me know what you think, if you think there are any drawbacks to them. And, seriously, they are purple , well the cords anyway, it's like they were made just for me. Sigh.

7 comments:

Emy said...

Knitter's Review gave them a good review - I'm looking forward to seeing what you think too.

(OTOH, I'd rather people bought their needles at my shop!!! *g*)

J. Denae said...

I love Knitpicks, too! I think that most of the yarn I've purchased online has been from there. I swear that they have completely spoiled me cost-wise!!

aija said...

I love browsing KP's catalog too :)

Pam said...

Oh, Knitpicks is great. I have a full set of Addis, so I won't buy Knitpicks' needles, but their yarn is wonderful!

Donna's Robin said...

I have the perfect solution -- you may buy the KnitPicks interchangables for me -- you get to buy them without any guilt. I will sacrifice myself for your well-being, Eleni.

rho said...

I bought some of the non interchangeable ones size 0 - 3 for socks to try then I may get a few of the interchangeable up to size 5 to take up the Denise gap - but honestly who knows after that if I like them :D

Claire said...

I saw those, and I've been thinking of asking for them for my birthday - they ARE alluring!! :-) I want some of the DPN's, too...sleeeeeek....Shiny.... ;-)