December 31, 2011

New Year's Needle Giveaway

As of January 6th 8 am, this post has been closed for comments. The winners have been announced in a separate post.

In an effort to rid myself of some clutter, I'm going to give away a chunk of my knitting needles that I no longer (or never did) use. Those who are interested, leave a comment to this post, indicating which set(s) you are interested in, by Friday January 6th 8:00 am Eastern European Time. If there is more than one person interested in a particular set, the winner will be chosen randomly. After I've determined who gets what, I will make a separate post announcing the winners, and after that the winners can contact me with their information, an address to send the needles to. I will pay for shipping to anywhere in the world. There will be no cost to the winners (but if the package causes some customs duties in your country, those you will have to take care of yourself). Even the needles that are not really a set, like the fixed Addi circulars, will be given out in one batch (as numbered), not separately, to keep this somehow manageable.

1. KnitPro Symfonie Rose Interchangeable Needle Set

Wooden interchangeable circular needles in sizes 3.5-8.0 mm and cables to make 60 cm, 80 cm, 100 cm and 120 cm needle lengths. The cables are otherwise identical to regular KnitPro cables, but they are brown in color. The needles are made of the same wood as the regular KnitPro Symfonie needles, but colored as rosewood.

KnitPro Rose Interchangeable Needle Set

2. Addi Lace Click Interchangeable Set

Nickel-plated needles in sizes 3.5-8.0 mm and red cables to make 40 cm, 50 cm, 60 cm, 80cm and 100 cm needle lengths. A connector to join cables into longer ones. There is a noticeable bump at the join of the needle and cable that bothers me, but there are many people happy with their Addi Clicks, so I'm hoping these will be of use to someone.

Addi Lace Click INterchangeable Needles

3. KnitPro Nova Metal Interchangeable Set

Nickel-plated brass needles in sizes 3.0-6.0 mm and cables to make 60 cm, 80 cm and 100 cm needle lengths. Stops and cable keys included. (I think I originally bought the Starter Set with 3 needle sizes and added 3 more to it.)

KnitPro Nova Interchangeable needles

4. Prym KnitPro Natural Interchangeable Needles

Prym needles that are identical to KnitPro Symfonie needles, the only difference is that the cable is black. The needle tips and cables are interchangeable with KnitPro ones. Needles in sizes 3.0-4.5 mm each in two different lengths. The shorter tips will make a 40 cm circular needle with the shortest cable, and the longer tips will make 60 cm, 80 cm and 100 cm needles with the longer cables.

Prym Natural KnitPro Interchangeable needles

5. Addi Fixed Circular Needles

The regular nickel-plated brass Addi circular needles which are marketed as "Turbo" in North America. Gold-colored cables. Size 2.0 mm in 40 cm, size 2.5 mm in lengths 40 cm, 60 cm and 100 cm, size 3.0 mm in length 40 cm, size 3.5 mm in lengths 40 cm and 60 cm, size 4.0 mm in lengths 40 cm, 60 cm and 80 cm, size 4.5 mm in lengths 40 cm and 60 cm, and size 5.0 in lengths 40 cm, 60 cm and 80 cm. The tips on these needles are too blunt for my taste, but they seem to have a lot of fans among other knitters.

Addi circular needles

6. Addi Lace Fixed Circular Needles

Brass needles with red cables in sizes 2.5 mm/ 80 cm, 3.5 mm/ 60 cm, 3.5 mm/ 80 cm, 4.0 mm/ 100 cm
One gold-plated needle in size 2.0 mm/ 100 cm

Addi Lace circular needles

7. HiyaHiya Stainless Steel Fixed Circular Needles

Very lightweight stainless steel needles in sizes 2.0 mm, 2.25 mm, 2.5 mm and 2.75 mm in the 80 cm length. Used for Magic Looping socks, but the bump near the join bothers me when knitting at a tight gauge.

HiyaHiya stainless steel circular needles

8. KnitPro Symfonie DPN Set

Wooden DPNs in sizes 2.5-5.0 mm in the 20 cm length.

KnitPro Symfonie DPNs


108 comments:

  1. If I win, I'd love the wooden or metallic KnitPro needles (#1 or #3). :)

    Happy New Year!

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  2. The Symfonie Rose set looks awesome! I've always wanted to try a set of interchangeables, but never got around to buying any. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. are you freakin' kidding me...? i can totally understand the need to de-clutter, but still!

    i'm a greedy one, i am, so i'm infinitely interested in sets number #1 #5 #6 #7 #8. any of them would make a lovely addition to my collection. especially the addis, since i use them so much that the plating wears off and the tips get scratched after a year or so.

    thanks for being all nice and generous and happy new year!

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  4. Wow :) i like set 1,2 and 5 so if one of them is free :P

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  5. What a great giveaway ! Made me spill my morning tea all over my keeboard while studying all those beautiful sets.
    I have lots of needles and use mostly circular, but I don't have any Set of interchangeables.
    The first one #1 KnitPro Symfonie Rose, looks a lot like a treasury chest to me, So that's the one I'll chose first.
    But if no one claims one of the orther sets of interchangeables I'll take any of these for trial. And maybe bought one myself someday.
    Thank you and happy New Year!

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  6. I would love to have a chance to win the KnitPro Symfonie DPN Set. I am trying for some stranded mittens and hats and I never seem to have the correct needle sizes on hand.

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  7. Oh wow, I'd love #6. Such a generous giveaway. Thank you! Wish you a happy. New Year!

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  8. I'd be interested in the sets 6 or 7. Thank you for your generous gesture. Happy New Year for You :)

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  9. Wow. Impressive generosity! Thanks for the opportunity.
    I would love #8 or #1.

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  10. This is such a generous giveaway. I'm interested in set 6. I love Addi Lace needles and I'm missing those sizes.

    Happy New year!

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  11. I would be interested in #2, the addi interchangeables.
    This is an unbelievably generous thing you are doing!

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  12. What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to have #1, #4 or #6.

    Happy New year!

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  13. I would welcome #1, #6 or #8 ... wishing you well for the New Year - to start with such a generous gesture will hopefully present a year filled with joy and happiness to you.

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  14. Wow, what a giveaway! :-)
    I am interested in Addi and Hiya Hiya Fixed Circular Needle sets (5, 6 or 7).

    Happy New Year!

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  15. What a great giveaway ! I would love to have #1, #2, #4 or #8.

    Happy New Year!

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  16. This is so generous! I'd love #3 or #8!

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  17. ooh! Addi fixed circulars, what a wonderful giveaway! And happy new year to you and your family...

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  18. Holy cats! This is incredibly generous of you! I'd be interested in #1,3,4 or 5.
    Thank you soooo much for a fantastic giveaway!

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  19. What a fantastic giveaway, especially Addi fixed circulars! I would love to have sets #4 #6 #7 or #8

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  20. I would love set #2.What a fun give away! Thanks

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  21. Unbelievable!!! I'm stunned (and really really hoping I'm a lucky person!). I'd like to be entered into the drawing for #1, #2, #3, #6 and #8. Sorry to be so darn greedy but one of any of these sets would be absolutely wonderful to add to my meager collection. :) thank you!!

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  22. Wow! You have an impressive number of needles! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win! Decluttering is nice though ;-) Happy New Year 2012. My first choices would be #5 or #7.

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  23. You are incredibly generous! I would be interested in any set except no. 5 and no. 8 (I already have those!).
    Happy New Year, and happy knitting to you!

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  24. Happy new year! And if I win, I would love to have either 1 or 4 :) <3

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  25. What a wonderful giveaway!I'd love #2 or #3.
    Thank you... Happy new year!

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  26. Wau. Just find my way to your blog. I would like to have any set of those needles but if I had to choose something I think set 1 or 2 or 6 would be great. But really all these sets would make me happy =)

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  27. I am an absolute pro at losing knitting needles, and this year was no exception, so I'd be interested in any of them!

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  28. What a nice giveaway ! I would love to have sets 2, 5 ou 6.
    Happy New Year !

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  29. This is an amazingly generous giveaway! I would be interested in either the Addi Lace clicks or the Addi Lace fixed.

    I like my needles pointy. The pointier the better. I use Knit Picks currently but could use more since I like to have multiple projects going.

    thanks again and happy new year!

    Amy

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  30. Wow! I can't believe your generosity. I've never tried KnitPro, so #1 would be a choice for me, and I LOVE Addis, so also #5. I hope you have a very happy new year!

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  31. I'd like the chance to win any one of them please. Thank you!

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  32. Wow, this is one unbelievably generous give-away! I'd love the wooden KnitPro set, #1.

    Since this is my first comment here I'm also going to take the opportunity to to thank you for this blog with all the gorgeous knits and spectacular photographs. I really enjoy reading your posts. Happy new year!

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  33. I feel a little sheepish expressing my interest in No. 6, the Addi Lace Fixed Circular Needles. It's such a generous give-away! Are you sure you wouldn't like the postage paid? I would only be too glad to offer. But I am happy to help you start off your New Year lighter! ;)

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  34. Wow, what a great giveaway!

    I'd love to win either no 5, 6 or 7 as I don't have circs smaller than 3.5mm and I would like to try knitting socks with magic loop. Thank you!

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  35. Wow, what a giveaway!
    I'd like sets #1 or #2.
    It has been pleasure to follow your blog! I'm sorry I've been too lazy to comment.

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  36. Wow, how brilliant is this givaway!

    If I was lucky enough to win, I'd like #5 or #2 :)

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  37. Hey, what a great idea! I'd be interested in the HyaHya stainless steel in 2.5 and 2.75 mm!

    Happy New Year!

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  38. Dude!! I would be interested in number 2 or number 6.
    Merry Christmas!!

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  39. How generous of you! I´d love set #1.

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  40. Wow! I'd be interested in set #7. I've been trying different brands myself and would be interested to know what needles you are keeping!

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  41. Oh how lovely! I would certainly take the Hiya Hiya circulars (or the Addi Lace) off of your hands :)

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  42. wow what a super generous give away!! I would love #1, #5, #2 or #8, in order of preference, if they are available. Thanks in advance!

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  43. I would love set #1 or #2 for a friend of mine who is out of work and could really use a little pick me up and would not be able to afford such a set herself! Actually, I'm sure she would love any number 1-8.
    Happy New Years! Love that you are paying it forward, as Oprah would say....good kharma
    fowlervillesdeb (raverly tag)

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  44. I would love the chance to win sets 1, 2 and 5. Thank you for the giveaway and Happy New Year.

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  45. This is such a generous offer. Wow! I've never knit with the Knitpro, so #1 would be a choice for me, and the Addis, look great, so also #5 if you dont't mind two choices. All the best for a great and happy new year!

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  46. Wow, what a great giveaway! If I were lucky enough to win, I would choose #4, #5, #6 or #8.
    Happy New Year and I'm looking forward to seeing what you are working on.

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  47. Wonderful giveaway!
    #1 or #7, would be brilliant. Then again any of them would have a happy home with me. :)

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  48. Those double-points in #8 are beautiful. What a generous giveaway.

    I've never used interchangeable needles before. I was always hesitant to put so much money up for something that might drive me crazy (thinking about where the needles and cable join).

    In any event, have a happy new year!

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  49. This is the most generous giveaway I've seen!

    If I was so lucky to win any of these wonderful prizes I would be the utmost and wildly happy for number 8, the KnitPro Symfonie DPN Set. They would work with me and my stranded knitting :-D

    Happy new year!

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  50. Wow, you are incredibly generous for giving away so many sets!

    The set I would like most (if I am lucky enough to win!) is #2, the Addi Lace Click Interchangeable Set. If not that, I would be more than happy with any of the other sets!

    Have a wonderful New Year!

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  51. Oh my, what a great present!
    I would like most number 1, 3 or 4.

    Happy New Year!

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  52. I'm definitely interested in sets #2, #1, #5 and #6 in this order.
    Thank you for this great opportunity!

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  53. love this opportunity you are giving us. I would love to have a chance at #1,2,3 and 8.

    Thank you and wish you and all your readers a wonderful 2012.

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  54. I would be interested in the Addi Interchangeable (#2)or the lace fixed (#6). I have been coveting both for awhile. What a generous giveaway! Seeing that you have tried so many different types of needles, I would love to know what your favorites are these days!

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  55. This is a fantastic giveaway! Thank you! May your days be merry and bright, may your new year be awesome!
    Happy new year!

    I would be interested in the KnitPro Symfonie Rose Interchangeable Needle Set or the KnitPro Symfonie DPN Set.

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  56. I love the KnitPro Symfonie Rose Interchangeable Needle Set. The long cables would be very useful.

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  57. Wow! This is an awesome giveaway. I love to knit with wood, so number 1 is my choice. I also like number 8. :)

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  58. Oh goodness! In order of preference, I would love to receive: set #6, #5, #3, #2, #7, #4, #8.

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  59. Wow! This is very generous of you. Sets 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 - haha. That's as much as I could narrow it down.

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  60. That is really very generous of you! May the New 2012 be as generous to you as you are. All of these needles seem a great choice, but my preferences lay with N1 KnitPro Symfonie Rose Interchangeable Needle Set and N5 Addi Fixed Circular Needles. Happy New Year!

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  61. Hey! Happy new year!!! What a lovely idea to begin the year! I would love to win the KnitPro Symfonie Rose Interchangeable Needle Set, I am a fan of knit pro and needle seems to be never enough :-) wish me luck and happy new year again!

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  62. Hi Santa Claus :))))))))I am a beginner in knitting,but i would try to knit with wooden needels. I would be interested in 8. KnitPro Symfonie DPN Set.
    I am so glad that there are people like you...yet.
    Happy New Yaer!Wish you all the best

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  63. What a great giveaway! I am interested in sets #1, #4 or #8. Wish you a happy new year!

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  64. Happy New Year! What a great way to start a new wonderful year :) I´m interested in in sets 1,2 and 6 (but I think they are all awesome).

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  65. Wow, what a fab lottery! I'll try my luck with numbers 1,4 and 5. Btw, would you care to tell what kind of needles do you like if these are the ones that you don't use?

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  66. Er, what needles are you actually keeping ?! (Please do keep some knitting tools, we want to see many new gorgeous FOs in 2012 !)

    That is quite a mind blowing give away ! I'd love to build up on my Symfonie collection with set n°4.

    I wish you a very happy new year !

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  67. My god, you have a lot of needles! :)

    I'd be very happy to win sets 5 or 6 (the fixed Addis).
    The sizes that I already have I'd happily give to my mom or my knitting friends.

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  68. Wow, the response has been overwhelming! Who would have thought a post in my little blog could have raised such buzz!

    Since so many people are asking what needles I'm actually keeping to myself, there are still many that I have left. I've collected an embarrassing amount of needles lately. What I will still be using are KnitPro Nova, DyakCraft and Signature Needle Arts DPNs and fixed circulars. In the future months I'm also expecting to receive a set of interchangeable needles from DyakCraft (the wait at the moment is several months).

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  69. I'd love to win 'KnitPro Symfonie Rose Interchangeable Needle Set' Thank you for the chance to win.. You are very generous.

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  70. That's a lot of unused needles!The Addi lace clicks are calling to me.

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  71. Wow, so many needles!! I would love the Addi Fixed Circulars -- they are what I almost exclusively use to knit so they would be put to excellent use!!

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  72. What a generous give away!
    I'd love to have the set # 3 or #8.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    Agnes

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  73. wow, how generous of you!

    i am interested in set no 5 and set no 6. thank you and a happy new year with happy knitting!

    sab

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  74. What a great giveaway! I am interesting in the KnitPro Symfonie DPN set.

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  75. Wow-What a fantastic giveaway! If I win the needles would certainly be well used as I am addicted to knitting these days....
    I would be thrilled with #1, #3 or #5 sets!
    Happy New Year to you!

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  76. Awesome giveaway, so generous of you! I would be happy to be the lucky owner of any set but I think I'm going to try with #1 and #6.

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  77. Wow ! When I came along on saturday you had 32 comments and now you have 76 of them ! So I think that I could have a try also as I would be lucky with your sets number 5 or number 6.
    Anyway : hope this doesn't mean that you want to stop knitting for a while ! Selfishly, I must confess that I'm always interested in what you're doing and in your choice of yarns and colours.

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  78. Fantastic giveaway! I would love to have number 2. or 8. Thanks for the chance, and Happy New Year!

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  80. What a generous giveaway! I would be interested in sets 1 or 8. Thanks for the opportunity and I wish you a wonderful, happy new year!

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  81. I'm finding it hard to know what to say to this. Thank you, this is so very generous!

    If picked, I would be very happy to give a home to #1, #4 or #5. Thanks again and Happy New Year!

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  82. Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! I would love to give a new home to #2 or #3. What a great way to start the new year! I hope your holidays were great:)

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  83. Amazing giveaway! I'm sure it'll bring you loads of great karma for the new year ;)

    My choices, in order of preference:
    5. Addi Fixed Circular Needles
    7. HiyaHiya Stainless Steel Fixed Circular Needles
    8. KnitPro Symfonie DPN Set

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  84. WOW, such a generous giveaway! I have a whole in my DPNs in the larger sizes, so I would have to go with 8. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  85. Oh, what a wonderful giveaway!
    I would love to have #3 or #8!
    Happy New Year!!!

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  86. #3 or #8 would be wonderful. Thank you for the generous offer. Seeing your projects and reading your blog keeps my knitting juices flowing.

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  87. You are truly generous! Thank you! I would love #2 a set of Addi lace interchangeables to my collection!

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  88. No 6: addi lace! Thank you! Happy new year!

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  89. Oh...i feel a bit daft for commenting when i have been gorking at you for years and never before written a word!!

    The very last ones would be lovely if you really want to part with them. x

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  90. I would love to be the recipient of the first set of wood set of interchangables. Gwen chaigwenlatte@gmail.com

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  91. Wow, I would be happy for any set but a little extra for set number 1,"KnitPro Symfonie Rose Interchangeable Needle Set"

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  92. Oh my God! Fantastic giveaway! I´m interested in sets #8 and #1.

    (Your blog is beautiful!)

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  93. Happy New Year! What a great way to start a new wonderful year :). I would love to have a chance at #1,4 and 8.
    Thanks!
    lotte.punkt(at)web.de

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  94. Wow! I would love set number 1...just thinking about it makes my heart flutter a little!

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  95. I would really love to use the KnitPro Symfonie Rose Interchangeable Needle Set or the KnitPro Symfonie DPN Set

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  96. What a generous giveaway! I'd love to try Addi Lace, so would really love to be entered for #2? :)

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  97. I'd like a chance at set number 5- the Addi fixed circular needles.
    lilpixie124@msn.com

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  98. Wow, I agree with everyone else - what a generous giveaway. I would love #1, #2 or #8.

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  99. Happy new year! Sets #1 and #8 look really scrumptious... I would love, love, love knitting with one of those!

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  100. Wow! What a great giveaway. I'm most interested in sets #1 or #2. Also curious what you love to knit with now! Happy new year. Love your blog- you have a very beautiful aesthetic.

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  101. What a nice thing you are doing, I really admire your work. The set #1 is beautiful, sign me in for that set. Thank you.

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  102. What a giveaway!

    I'm most interested in sets #1 and #2 because I'd really need interchangable cables with long cables included.

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  103. I'm interested in #2 and #8.....
    Thank yu

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  104. I'd love set #5!

    katherine.joyce2@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

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  105. Generous beyond belief. I'd love #1, #5 or #6. Happy new year to you! I look forward to more inspiring projects.

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  106. Happy New Year! What a lovely giveaway! I would be interested most in 2,3,5 or 6.

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  107. Wow - You have a lot of needles! That's so generous of you to give them. I'd really like to try #2 be happy to try any of them. Thanks!

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  108. Wow! Great giveaway -- I can't believe you're giving all of this away! I'd love #8 or #1.

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