Message from Laeta Smith (Maine USA) to her friends - on the Kas Facebook page.
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Message from Jypsi - Australia
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Message on Facebook from Gillian Peel - Rochdale UK
Message from Marisa Lynn Gibler - Idaho USA
Hi, Just having a look at this topic for the first time today and the note about the plastic sewing needles caught my attention. It isn't just American contributors that can send these, I am in Australia and sent a dozen plastic sewing needles a couple of weeks ago.
They are a little harder to find here, but I got on the net and found a few suppliers that accept online orders and don't charge a fortune for delivery.
If any other Aussies are interested in this here is the site: Needle Graphics: http://www.needlegraphics-downunder.com/
or this is the specific page the needles are on: http://www.needlegraphics-downunder.com/ezimerchant/prod2248.htm
They are $1.19 AU for a pack of 2 and I only paid $3.10 postage for 6 packs (i.e. 12 needles). They are located in NSW.
I am also off to Canberra in about a week's time (large nearby town) and will see what I can find there too. (I have not been able to find the plastic needles in my home town anywhere).
Hope this information might be useful to other Aussies!
I managed to get some from a Spotlight store, I don't know if you have them on the east coast. It was a while ago but I think I might have paid $2.99 for about 4 or 5. But got the best deal from my local wool cum fabric cum haberdashery store where I paid only $5 for about 27 needles (The lady there sells them loose. ) She kindly threw in a couple of extras when I told her what I wanted them for. Just have to get around to posting them when I send some knitting and socks...soon, (Seem to have been saying that for a while, but have been really busy with work and family. I just want to knit before summer comes!)
Yes there are Spotlight stores over this way, but I have a bit of a problem getting there. The nearest one would probably be Queanbeyan (just outside of Canberra) and I don't have a car. I can get to Queanbeyan by train, but apparently the Spotlight store there is not in the town centre but somewhere on the outskirts. I would likely have to take a taxi out there from the train station which would probably be a bit expensive. I think it works out better for me buying the ones I found online.
I am however going to Canberra soon and they have a Lincraft store in the centre of the town. I am definitely planning on calling in there when I go, and am hoping they may also have some of the plastic sewing needles. I will be bringing a big bunch back with me if they do!
I tried eBay, but the only plastic needles I could find there cost $3 for 6 and they wanted $15 to ship 10 packs!
I will take another look though in case there might be some other vendors with more reasonable pricing.