Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nifty Needles & Notions (AND Giveaway!)




Here are some of my Go-To products for fiber arts!  This is my own personal list of faves, but I thought I'd share! :)

Knitting Needles:
Crochet Hooks:
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70 comments:

  1. I wouldn't be anywhere without my measuring tape! Mine was a free promotional gift from my grandpa's bank, with he gave to me.

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  2. The Signature needles are beautiful. I've never heard of them before. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I am a huge fan of Nana Sadie Rose's sidekick knitting bag, http://www.etsy.com/shop/nanasadierose

    I also really love At Knit's End sock yarns http://www.etsy.com/people/AtKnitsEndYarns

    And I am pretty attached to my new Hiya Hiya Sharps! http://hiyahiyanorthamerica.com/hiyahiya-sharp-steel-interchangeable-small-sizes-28us-p-26631.html

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  4. Awe, thanks so much for putting my on your list of favs! You're the best, Karrie!

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  5. I love my Signature dpns! They are awesome!

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  6. While I love love love my Signatures, they are very pricey and I don't own as many as I'd like. The next best needle that I've found are the HiyaHiya Sharps. I prefer a pointier tip on my knitting needles.

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  7. A winning combination for me is the Knit Picks harmony interchangeable set and my set of bamboo DPNs.

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  8. I have a few felted project bags, everything I keep in my notions bag (measuring tape, crochet hook, tapestry needle, stitch markers, the list goes on and on), and my knitters pride dreamz needles.

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  9. Could not knit without my bamboo needles. I've begun to replace all metal needles with them.

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  10. Well, for the most part I use hand-me-down knitting needles and stitch markers that I make. But must have items would be stitch markers, project bag, measuring tape, and a notebook for notes. I tend to alter patterns occasionally and then can't remember what I did.

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  11. Thanks for the links. Here's a link for some great stitch markers. lol x
    http://www.yarnandcraft.co.uk/Handcrafted-stitch-markers(1404504).htm

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  12. I guess I'm a bit of a minimalist on knitting tools and I don't have anything unique. But I wouldn't want to live without my ballwinder and umbrella swift.

    Another tool I use a lot is an old-fashioned foot-long metal ruler. Great for measuring gauge, or the size of a knitted piece. Doubles as a WPI tool. Triples as a chart rowmarker.

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  13. I love my harmony dpns & Denise interchangable circular needles. I don't know what I would do without them. And I agree with Valerie, the best measuring tapes are free promotional measuring tapes given to us by those we love. It's the little things. :o)

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  14. I really love Knitter's Pride cubics needles. They really do make a difference with my wrist pain and they are lovely to knit with all around.

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  15. I love my Knit Picks Options nickel plated needles, they work great for me, although I like the Harmony needles as well. I also have a little mint tin full of stitch markers, a tape measure, and my darning needles. Works great and is very portable!

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  16. My favorite fiber find is Crochet Hook Size Gauge (also good for knitting needles) from GourmetCrochet.com.

    http://gourmetcrochet.com/index_files/Page8145.htm

    I also find my ballwinder and the swift my husband made very handy tools.

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    1. I'll check out the Crochet Hook Size Gauge!! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I love my Knit Picks harmony wood interchangeables. They made my knitting so much faster and smoother and more even. They're fabulous.

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  18. My fav needles are signatures. Oh how I wish they made them in sock sizes! 2nd is Knit Picks metal needles. My fav knitting bags are some that I've made myself. 2nd, are small backpack style I got on clearance for about $1 in the department store I used to work at. bought a bunch! Stitch markers are also ones I made myself with alphabet beads and swarovski crystals and lobster clasps so they are removable. The yarn looks wonderful. I would love to win! Debbie H gussek on Ravelry

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  19. Needles: Signatures - Oh I wish they came in sock sizes.
    Bags: Some I've made myself. Also small backpack style I bought on clearance for about $1 at the store I used to work at. Bought a bunch!
    Stitch markers: Some I made myself with alphabet beads, sroarovski crystals and lobster clasps so they are removable.
    the yarn looks wonderful! I would love to win! Debbie H
    gussek on Ravelry

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  20. WeeOnes stitch markers from Etsy and on Ravelry. They make me smile. Rav amchart

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  21. I love my Peace Knitting Needles and my Lantern Moon Knitting Needles. I also love stitch markers and tape measurers.

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  22. I remember a pair of scissors that my grandmother had that folded up. They say "slip n snip" on the handles, the ones I have aren't my grandmother's but they are exactly like them. Call it sentimental but these are my favorite of all the things I have my notions bag.

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  23. I am a huge Addi Turbo's and Cascade Pima Cotton. Just two of my favorites.

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  24. I love my ChiaoGoo Red Lace needles (of course I am a sales rep for the company LOL) and my Namaste circular needle case. Of course my KnittingsMyBag bags are on the top of my list as well. I own 12 of them and I want more more more!!!

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  25. I love the Birdlegbags bags...adorable fabrics/with coordinating fabrics and little extras on them. Other bags I have had the inside fabrics are really thin and rip :(

    for crochet hooks I use Brittany Birch because I tend to snap hooks, lol!

    fav stitch markers are Crimson Orchid and Knit Cubby

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  26. I love my Susan Bates needle gauge. It's my mom's from the 50's. There are so many needles, circs mostly, where the size has been rubbed off/faded away and the gauge is a life-saver.

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  27. Great List! I love my Signature Needles (I'll even start a project just to use them!) I use small tins (like Altoid Tins) for stitch markers and clear zippered pouches (mostly from my husband's work travel, on first class flights) for other notions.

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  28. I just recently discovered the joy of Cubics circulars and I simply live without a good project bag!

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  29. My favorite little knitting gadget(s) are stitch markers made by a friend in a Raverly group that I belong to.

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  30. Well Ravelry, of course! Without it's project page, I'd never know where I left off in a pattern or what needles/yarn I used. It definitely upped my knitting game.

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  31. I love my knit picks harmony needles :)

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  32. My favourite fixed circular needles are the Addi Lace Turbos. Nice and pointy, and no really bad smell :) (These are the gold coloured ones - I hear people find the silver ones stinky.)

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  33. I love that I have my grandma's little cloth bag of notions! Chelsea W

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  34. My sister makes jewelry, so she has started making me stitch markers and I looove them. Pretty things on my needles make me happy. I also love my Signature stiletto needles.

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  35. Oh, how exciting! My favorite little fiber find is my great-grandmother's knitting needles, found in a paper towel tube (of all places) when we were cleaning out my grandma's house. I love them! I've never knit with them, but I proudly display them in my home and I think of her whenever I walk by them - and love that we share a love of stitches :-)

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  36. I really love the HiyaHiya steel dpn's in 5". They are great.

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  37. Love all my Knit Picks options needles...

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  38. I love my stiletto Signature needles.

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  39. I really want a Namaste bag but I love my Oh Snap bags from Namaste!

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  40. I love any weight or color of Wollmeise yarn.

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  41. My favorite knitting bag is by Jordana Paige, the LJ Kaelms bag... My favorite yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy Cashmere in Lunar Razzle... I absolutely love 4" Harmony DPNS from Knit Picks, Addi Turbos 40" circs, and Interchangable Cubics from Knitter's Pride. My favorite stitch markers are Yum Yum Yarnery signatures, my own brand. My favorite knitting book is my iPad, because I use JKnitPro to make my own patterns step by step. Honestly, I just think I love everything there is to love about yarn, knitting and crochet.

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  42. I do a lot of crocheting, and I always used to be very casual about weaving in ends. But I got myself a tapestry needle and it has made such a difference in hot professional my projects look!

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  43. My favorite knitting thing is a handmade stitch marker that doubles as a row counter, something I found on Etsy.

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  44. I love my Bass Pro Shop Worm Binder, which I use to hold all of my knitting stuff. Needles, DPNs, circ, zip lock sheets for everything else. Oh, and anything written by Clara Parkes.

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  45. I am loving my clay Yarn Bowls, they just stay put where the bags I was using jumped around. I also like my "The Knit Kit" I take it everywhere...and I recently got some KnitPicks Interchangeables & I am in love! So flexible!!!

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  46. I like Susan Bates Bamboo Crochet Hooks. The hook is metal and the base is bamboo. The best of both worlds.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. i like http://www.etsy.com/listing/94871295/knitpurlgurl-merino-woolbamboo

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  48. I love my project bag. It was hand-made by my mother and was - in hindsight - somewhat of a prototype for the ones we are now selling in the shop!

    Within this bag, I always keep; Knit Pro Harmony tips and cables, needle gauge, stitch markers, crochet hooks, *tiny* crochet hooks for beading, and the ever important tape measure.

    I'm still hoping, however, that Mr. Spectra gets my massive hints about buying me a set of DyakCraft wooden interchangeables. Those = <3

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  49. I would be lost without my KnitPicks Harmony needles, along with Ravelry to help me stay on track. :-)

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  50. Does it count as a nifty notion if I say my friends? I know they aren't notions but they sure are nifty. I dragged my friend to our not so LYS for a sock tutorial and we have been encouraging and cheering one another on. My girlfriends all admired my first sock and we oohed and ahhed and told her she could do the heel flap and turn. I mean really my family did admire my one sock grudgingly to shut me up but my friends truly appreciated the feat!

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  51. I have two hand me down crochet hooks from my Oma that I will cherish forever. Right now I'm using 1 of them to finish my first doily.

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  52. My friend just introduced me to really really big crochet hooks and they are fun!! I also like dental tools for stringing beads onto yarn.

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  53. Hmmm...I would have to say the Chiagoo Red Lace needles and all of the great indie project bag makers! (Piddleloop, KnittingsMyBag, Jessalu, Birdleg Bags, Tangerine8, Big Beluga, etc).

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  54. I think I did this right, that rofflcopter thing was confusing to me for some reason. Anyways my favorite find lately has been some organic cotton yarn I've been knitting stuffies out of!

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  55. My favorite find thus far is a huge box of some vintage yarn that I found at my thrift shop for just $5! Its fine yarn so not sure what I want to make out of it.

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  56. I love my knitter's pride cubics needles for sock knitting. They are nice and bendy and comfortable!

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  57. I love my Knit Picks interchangables, they are the only needles I use along with their fixed circs.

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  58. Oh my land you are SO gonna enable meh! I love you made an extensive list though! YAY! :D
    Oh wow..idk one of my finds maybe would be something that was a gift to me...The Complete Beginner's Guide to Knitting DVD because that's how I am learning to knit continental style :)

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  59. I love my fish hook and bait folder- It organizes all my circulars and at under $30. I also love my Knit Kit- I know if I drop it in my current project bag (the one I'm taking as opposed to all the others left at home) that I will have all that I need to knit for the day.

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  60. Since I get to pick my favorite, I love the Jordana Paige Rio Bag! In green olive, please. Thanks for ther lovely giveaway, such a cheerful yarn!

    greyowl60 at yahoo dot com

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  61. I love flexible stitch markers; bead strung on a plastic "string".

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  62. I love the knit counter app for Iphone (by cordless dog) and my knit picks butter hand cream. My signature needles are AMAZING!!!

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  63. I hope to one day get to try out the signature needles but for now I am really enjoying the Chiagoo red lace ones I finally found. I also love my knitkit and my latest love is little set of HiyaHiya Puppy Snips. The itty bitty scissors are so cute! And they are easy to keep up with.

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  64. I literally use my Addi's every day, I couldn't live without them. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  65. I don't have many tools but for taking projects on the go, I love my Knitting Chart Keeper (KnitPicks) and my foldable scissors.

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  66. Hi I am not sure if you received my response from winning the Hiwassee Creek Sock Yarn?

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