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June 30, 2010


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Susan J Tweit

Hear, hear! (On the tools that do their job accurately and easily and are aesthetically pleasing as well.) As always, you've elucidated the subject in a way that shows me elegantly and economically what I didn't know I needed to know, and I enjoyed the journey into the light of new knowledge!

Kristi aka FiberFool

I've been tempted to buy one of those. I think this post may have sealed the deal!

Kris Paige

Sigh. You've added another addiction to my tiny collection of good tools! Will have to order a couple, maybe one at a time, and eliminate those old gauges that no longer work.
FWIW, years ago my dad suggested using a drill-bit sizer for my needles. They also go to very fine measure!

Deb Robson

Susan, some of my favorite tools are weaving-related. One of the reasons to want to have time for weaving in my life is simply to use them.

Kristi, you will enjoy this particular item a lot.

And Kris, think of these gauges as nice-looking, portable drill-bit sizers.

I want the animal rescue one, but its only in US sizing, which I find (as Ive mentioned) not terribly helpful for what I do most often.


Thank you, thank you, thank you Deb. :-D This info. is exactly what I need. I have a number of needle gauges and not one of them measures the same as the others. Most of them don't have all the metric sizes and all leave me frustrated.

Years ago I overheard someone say something like this - using the right tool for the right job (is essential) and "if you want to do the job right you must use the proper tools." I buy good needles and yarn so I will now buy a good needle gauge.

Lindy - 112 degrees in the Sonoran Desert

Deb Robson

Youre most welcome, Lindy. I have almost every needle gauge out there. This is the winner.

The desert is gorgeous, but thats *hot.*

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