View Full Version : I tried dpns tonight....

02-21-2006, 12:03 AM
size 3 no less....and I haven't dropped a stitch yet!!! I'm SOOOOOO excited! :)

I'm making a baby hat for the compassionate KAL. I'll post pics in the FO section once I'm finished...had hoped for tonight but I'm exhausted from packing up our apartment (MOVING DAY IS TOMORROW!!!).

Just wanted to share my excitement!!! :cheering: :cheering: :happydance: :happydance:

02-21-2006, 12:04 AM
:cheering: :cheering:

Are you liking the DPN's? :)

02-21-2006, 12:36 AM
Woo Hoo!!! :cheering: Congrats to ya!!! Once you get the hang of 'em there no biggy! They are alot of fun (IMO)!!!!!! I :heart: 'em!!! I like switching out the needles, going around, etc. They keep me from getting bored...hehe! :thumbsup:

I got a lil addiction collecting them..YIPE! :blush: Just ordered some more to add to my collection...should be arriving in a few days. YAY! :happydance:

Have fun!

On needles: socks (Of course!!!!!!) :inlove:

02-21-2006, 12:38 AM
:cheering: :cheering: They aren't as bad as they look huh?! :) Good job :thumbsup:

02-21-2006, 02:23 AM
Yay! That's awesome!

Personally, I lovew dpns. They're my favoratew way to knit.

02-21-2006, 03:25 AM
Congrats! :happydance: :XX:

02-21-2006, 08:38 AM
That's REALLY impressive! I felt like I had some kind of neurological disorder the first time I tried to use DPNs...they were small. I had to make mittens on 10.5's before I "got" it. Kinda like when you have to learn to color with the big, fat crayons? :oops: :lol:

02-21-2006, 08:46 AM
I was fighting with DPNs last night, too!! Unfortunately, I lost the battle and had to put them away for awhile. So, I made a dishcloth just to prove to myself that I can still knit! I thought about it all last night, though, and I think that I figured out my problem during my sleep. I'm ready to give it another try this morning...

02-21-2006, 08:56 AM
The hardest part is the first couple of rows. Once you get them on, it's much easier. Even if it's loose and floppy in the beginning--keep going to get the experience. It's an excellent skill to have.

02-21-2006, 10:14 AM
Yay Cristy!! :cheering: :cheering:

Like Ingy says, the first few rows are a pain. I have to lay the needles in my lap or work on a table to keep my work stable. But after that, it's a breeze!

Again, yay for you!! :thumbsup:

02-21-2006, 10:55 AM
:cheering: That's great! I'm working on sweater sleeves right now using dpns. I'm about 3/4 of the way finished, and I just NOW feel like I'm getting the hang of them!

You must be a natural!

02-21-2006, 11:18 AM
Way to go!! Finally got the hang of DPNs (without ladders even!) after doing the sleeves for my sweater.

02-21-2006, 03:26 PM
That's REALLY impressive! I felt like I had some kind of neurological disorder the first time I tried to use DPNs...

:roflhard: Oh the image. That's going to stick with me for a few days now.

02-21-2006, 05:22 PM
ok, so I need to ask. . .what are DPNs? And should I be scared of them?

02-21-2006, 05:43 PM
double pointed needles--

They're used to make small diameter knits in the round--think socks, sleeves, tops of hats, that kind of thing.

And no, you shouldn't be scared! Watch Amy's video (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/) and you'll see that they only LOOK scary :D