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Lana
02-01-2006, 10:53 PM
Although there are buttons to be sewn on my current project,
I just couldn't wait to try my hand at the magic loop. :thumbsup:

THIS IS SOOOOO COOL!!!! :happydance:

My hands hate working with DPNs. I started a hat, but I couldn't wait to share my enthusiasm. :cheering:

knitqueen
02-01-2006, 11:04 PM
I love magic loop too! :heart: Congrats on finding the REAL way to do small circular projects!! ;)

Ingrid
02-01-2006, 11:10 PM
I felt the exact same jubilation when I learned two circs for small diameter. I was so excited! I kept thanking, and still thank, the woman who showed me!

Pensguys
02-01-2006, 11:50 PM
Alright....spill it! Tell me/us how to do it! LOL I'm STILL trying to figure it out....I need VISUALS! LOL :lol:

Ingrid
02-02-2006, 12:04 AM
Did you watch Amy's video? (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/videos//adv-tech/magic-loop-knitting-rds.mpg)

Jan in CA
02-02-2006, 12:32 AM
I felt the exact same jubilation when I learned two circs for small diameter. I was so excited! I kept thanking, and still thank, the woman who showed me!

Wait.. you don't use DPNs? I figured since you have done it for so long that they'd be second nature. I had a hard time with them and have used two circs on hat tops and love it!

jessi_9783
02-02-2006, 03:41 AM
Congrats Lana, I'm so glad you like it. ML is THE best!.
Congrats on finding the REAL way to do small circular projects!! ;)
Knitqueen I just love how you said the "REAL way". You are so right. All of those DPN lovers need to wake up and smell the wool. :roflhard:

KellyK
02-02-2006, 08:56 AM
Its easier to get used to DPNs if you start with a project that uses bigger ones...like at least sz 9. :thumbsup:

Ingrid
02-02-2006, 08:59 AM
I felt the exact same jubilation when I learned two circs for small diameter. I was so excited! I kept thanking, and still thank, the woman who showed me!

Wait.. you don't use DPNs? I figured since you have done it for so long that they'd be second nature. I had a hard time with them and have used two circs on hat tops and love it!

I'm not against using dpns, and I use them for really small stuff--the two circs is just too much fussing around for alpaca purse legs, for example, but it's perfect for the bottom part of adult sleeves, or kids' sleeves. This way I don't have to lift the entire sweater to go around--I can flip the sleeve back and forth. Plus my circs are way easier to find. ;)

Julie
02-02-2006, 10:48 AM
:cheering: I'm glad it's easier on your hands Lana! :D

knitqueen
02-02-2006, 11:27 AM
Its easier to get used to DPNs if you start with a project that uses bigger ones...like at least sz 9. :thumbsup:

This is VERY true. I had much much better luck with dpns on a size 8 than I had on a size 3. I still prefer magic loop.

Pensguys
02-02-2006, 11:27 AM
Ingrid, I have watched Amy's video.....I just need to see someone knitting 2 socks on the ML....I think I understand it for a hat how Amy showed.

Lana
02-02-2006, 01:54 PM
I'm not against using dpns, and I use them for really small stuff--the two circs is just too much fussing around for alpaca purse legs, for example,

Ingrid, thanks for mentioning "really small stuff".
Even if my hands aren't knitting, my mind is. I went to sleep thinking that I will eventually need to use DPNs to do the very top of the hat.
Am I right? :??

Also: What are purse legs??? :thinking:

mks22300
02-05-2006, 04:17 AM
I've used 2 circs to finish the 2 hats that I've made and didn't have any problem using them at the very top of the hat.