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MrsP
01-31-2009, 11:21 PM
Hi! I took a class at my Mom's LYS and we learned how to do magic loop - it was really confusing at first, but now I love it!! I haven't been knitting for very long and I was deathly afraid of dpns!! So, this was perfect for me!! :-) I had so much fun, I made a 2nd one for my friend! :teehee:

Marria
01-31-2009, 11:43 PM
They look fantastic! Looks like you really got the technique down. The colors are great too. :yay:

auburnchick
02-01-2009, 12:04 AM
Very cute!!!

kellybigeyes
02-01-2009, 12:21 AM
Amanda... I love the hats!! DPN's freak me out too!!!

Debkcs
02-01-2009, 01:39 AM
Magic Loop is great, especially for socks, hats, or any time you would use dpn's. The hats are really cute, good work!

MrsP
02-01-2009, 09:48 AM
Thanks! I just used Yarn Bee Soft Illusions from Hobby Lobby - It is a super chunky yarn with an eyelash wrapped around it - the first hat was red yarn with a variagated purple, turquoise and yellow and the 2nd hat was white with purple, pink and green. My mom and sister picked on me when I bought the yarn for the first one, they thought the colors were too bright and didn't go well together, but they liked the hat when I finished it!

I really like doing magic loop, but I think I would have had a hard time learning it if I hadn't taken a class. And, I probably wouldn't have had the guts to take a class if my mom hadn't taken it too! Too bad I had to come home after the holidays! I will have to find my own LYS!

KnitClickChick
02-01-2009, 09:56 AM
Those are so pretty, great job!

WandaT
02-01-2009, 10:17 AM
They look great! Congrast on learning ML too! That's my method of choice for small diamter knitting. :) Glad you got your first taste of classes too. See, they aren't all that scary are they? Hope you take some more now that you're home.

MAmaDawn
02-01-2009, 12:39 PM
Lovely hats!

I think I am odd... I found ML and 2 circs more fumbly than dpns... I'm glad that there is a way we can all do it and enhoy knitting!

HollyP
02-01-2009, 04:52 PM
Great job Amanda! The hats are really nice! Magic loop and I didn't get along for the longest time. I can see you picked it up really well. Way to go!!:yay:

MrsP
02-01-2009, 11:51 PM
think I am odd... I found ML and 2 circs more fumbly than dpns... I'm glad that there is a way we can all do it and enjoy knitting!

You are right - I think it is great that there are different ways to achieve the same result!! :woohoo: Totally fun!!

I am really digging this magic loop thing and I think I might be addicted to hats! I knit an entire hat while I watched the Super Bowl!! Oh- so it was Wool Ease Thick n Quick and size 13 needles, but still! I did the whole thing from cast on to bind off! :happydance:

lelvsdgs
02-02-2009, 01:56 AM
That's really awesome! I've got magic loop on the to-do list for this year. I think it will change my knitting! :happydance:

Dimpledapple
02-02-2009, 03:47 AM
They look great :thumbsup: Nice, cheerful colors, too!

GinnyG
02-02-2009, 08:23 AM
Great job!!

I love magic loop!!! I just finished my second pair of mitten with magic loop, it is soooooo much easier than dpn's.

dustinac
02-02-2009, 03:34 PM
:happydance: You did a great job!

ArtLady1981
02-04-2009, 04:29 AM
http://bestsmileys.com/wow/2.gifSo cute, MrsP! Admirable of you to take those classes and learn a new technique! Just great!

MerigoldinWA
02-04-2009, 07:11 PM
Nice projects. It is good to learn ML (although DPNs are not hard). I agree that it was good to learn in person. I tried for a long time looking at still tutorials and could never get it. Then ArtLady taught it to me in a few minutes when I met her.

Jaxhil
02-05-2009, 01:45 AM
Both hats look so cute! You did a great job :thumbsup: