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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Picture this: you’re moving right along knitting a new exciting sweater and BAM! Off comes the needle away from its join right in your hand!


With enough steam coming out of your ears to clean your carpet you do what:

What do you think I did? :)

18 responses to “Wednesday, August 10, 2005”

  1. Kristen says:

    This happened to me for the first time recently when pulling off a row of stitches. The needles had certainly gotten their share of use but it was surprising to have the end pop off with no warning. I had no qualms about trashing the needle.

  2. kristin says:

    I tell you what, those Crystal Palace needles stink. They’re always coming apart. I don’t even recommend them to customers anymore.

  3. Leanne says:

    I had that happen with a pair of Crystal Palace needles too. Thank God for lifelines.

  4. Michelle says:

    O……M……G……I would probably have a huge tantrum on the spot. I stopped using crystal palace needles a few years back because of the crappy joins, only to start using them again recently because I needed sharper tips for a project (Can’t anyone make the perfect needle??!!!!) Anyway, I am sure the intrepid Bonne Marie whipped out the super glue!

  5. Holly says:

    Add me to the list–I’ve had this happen, too. I brought out the superglue and haven’t had a problem since. That said, I will not purchase another pair of them ever again.

  6. Christy says:

    Crystal Palace recently tried a new faster-drying glue. There’s a bad batch out there. The glue isn’t holding. If those needles were bought in the past few months, they may be from the bad batch. Most of them were labeled as faulty and advised the knitter to use super glue to reattach them.

  7. Lizzi says:

    If it were me, those needles would have been trashed instantly. But I’m positive that you have more patience than I, and that you fixed them….

  8. margene says:

    I think I would return them!

  9. Julia says:

    I can’t tell from the photo- but if those are Addi Naturas, you can just exchange them. Addi has a lifetime guarentee in their needles. And a rant aside, those smaller size naturas SUCK, they break at the join the moment you put the least bit of pressure on them. At least you can super glue the Crystal palace needles when the join comes unglued.

  10. Jenn says:

    Those Crystal Palace needles are hell for that. I’ve had to glue a couple pairs of them. They work fine after their gluing, so I don’t think you’ll have too much of a problem with it.

  11. Julia says:

    If they’re Crystal Palace you should return them – they had a huge run of faulty needles over the last year. You couldn’t pay me to use their circs. For wooden circs I go Plymouth all the way – they even come in nice little compact cases.

  12. Polly says:

    Return them and purchase Addie Turbo’s.

  13. Sally says:

    Glue them back together?

  14. Melanie says:

    Yeah, I had a pair of CP circs part company at one end but I used some nice epoxy to put ’em back together again. It’s annoying, yes, and I swore ferociously when it happened, but CP needles have got much better points than the other bamboo circs out there, so I put up with their little quirks.

  15. lynette says:

    your fingers must have been flying! where’s the option to replace. in the meantime, pull out the superglue and nail file.

  16. Michelle 2 says:

    I suspect the fearless Bonn Marie glued them back together, but my impatient (?childish) self would hae trashed them immediately, then wrote a cranky letter of complaint to CP. Then I would have bought some Addis and had a glass of wine.
    Self-indulgent? Maybe a little.

  17. Pat Feldt says:

    Been there – done that. CP – I glued and kept on knitting.

  18. Loren says:

    Though I am not fond of bamboo needles, I have been using them on my lace knitting. I only use the Addi naturas, but if I were you, I would take a picture of them, send it to CP and then glue it back together & use until my NEW pair arrived from the company!!!

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