Monday, July 28, 2008

REVIEW: Signature Needle Arts

Signature Needles
Where To Find:
Signautre Needle Arts


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I was a bit skeptical, yet anxious to see what all the buzz was about, especially given that Signature Needles are metal. You see, when I think of metal needles I think of that awful clickity-clack, CLANG, CLANG sound that my first (hand-me-down) needles made. I, like most knitters, have since moved on to nicer bamboo and other non-metal materials for my straights & DPNs, never to look back at "old fashioned" metal needles again.

Then a pair of gold colored size 8 needles with a middy point and bell cap end showed up in my mailbox for review.... After mere minutes of knitting with them, I'm hooked! So much so, that I will publicly announce that I heart Signature Needles! Their clickity-clack sound is much more delightful than your Grandmother's metal needles (although you probably don't want to use these if you knit in the movie theater - stick to bamboo for that) and the feel of these needles in your hands is just amazing - these truly are luxury knitting needles!

Signature Needles are a must-have for any serious knitter! Hand-crafted and hand-polished, these beautiful needles are Made in The USA (which always scores bonus points in my book)! They are the perfect fit for any knitter's hand and the company proudly boasts that no other needle makes a more perfect, uniform stitch.

Signature Needles began when the owner had one of those "Why don't they make...." moments, like many of us knitters have time and time again. Being the President of a family-owned business that manufactures custom metal components, her wish for needles with a better point was quickly realized! Lucky for the rest of us knitters, she decided to open shop and share her awesome needles!

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Have fun creating your own pair of single points - you can pick the size, length, color, point and end cap. I noticed they've recently added DPNs to the line and I am very intrigued to learn more about them. Signature Needles are shipped wrapped in tissue and inserted in a plastic tube, which makes for a great gift presenation (hint, hint... to any family reading this).

You don't have to grab a whole set (although wouldn't that be lovely?!?!), but I do urge you to set aside some extra cash and splurge on at least one pair... you'll soon heart them as much as I do and be hooked on the "new" metal!

7 comments:

Cole said...

Those look so interesting and I love that you are reviewing products for others to learn about. I can't wait to see what your next one is. Sorry I've been so quiet lately -- haven't had lot of time to post comments but I have been keeping up with what was going on. Give the crew my love especially Big Z :)

Anita said...

I've been wanting these since they first came out! I wish I could afford them!!! :)

Bubblesknits said...

What a great review! I've always wondered if they were worth the money, and it sounds like I might need to splurge on a pair. :-) I'm really enjoying your reviews!

Channon said...

I'm off to order a pair to try. Like everyone else, I was wondering if they were worth the buzz, and you're the second glowing endorsement, so...

Dianne said...

Lovely needles! I hadn't heard that they're making double points now. I went to the website, and they're beautiful, but just too pricey for me.

Turtle said...

so they felt good in your hands? I only ask as i find sometimes the metal needles make my wrist more tense and with carpal in one wrist that is a bad thing. they look very cool!

Channon said...

I shared an award with you on my blog...