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Used-needle identification

Photo: Sloan Howard

Some projects require that you change needles after you've used them briefly, e.g., switch from a lightweight needle to a heavyweight one. To know if a needle is slightly used or brand new, I return used needles to the needle packet flat-side up. This way, I can distinguish a new needle (for that special project) from one that's slightly used.

- Gail Leone, Cedar, Michigan

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