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oscarcatt
Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 01/15/2003 :  03:44:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit oscarcatt's Homepage Send oscarcatt a Private Message
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I once owned a whole set of balene circular needles--sizes 3 through 10.5......then we got a puppy and he ATE them. He did not chew them.. he ATE them... every bit....all I had left was the cables. It turns out that balene was made with a milk base and where I saw knitting utensils, he saw food!





I thought that balene or baleen or however it's spelled was made out of whale bone.

Jennifer
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fmarrs
Guardian angel

USA
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Posted - 01/15/2003 :  10:00:02 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
Hi,

The balene needles are made from a milk base, but they are the closest thing to whalebone we have. Evidently whalebone is the #1 thing for the best knitting needles and balene was developed to imitate it and as a substitute for it. There is a difference in the spelling, but I do not know which is which. One refers to the original ones made of whalebone and the other refers to the substitue made from milk.

fran

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lemons
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Posted - 01/15/2003 :  11:15:58 AM  Show Profile Send lemons a Private Message
Just to add to the confusion - or perhaps clarify about a hairsbreadth-worth - isn't casein a milk protein? I know there are casein needles out there somewhere.

lemons of missouri

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oscarcatt
Chatty Knitter

USA
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Posted - 01/15/2003 :  10:12:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit oscarcatt's Homepage Send oscarcatt a Private Message
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Just to add to the confusion - or perhaps clarify about a hairsbreadth-worth - isn't casein a milk protein? I know there are casein needles out there somewhere.

lemons of missouri





Yup... I am afraid my munchie kitty would eat them.

Jennifer
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