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Old 12-14-2011, 04:02 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by nonny2t View Post
Good for you! I found I actually like dpn's a lot more than I do circs sometimes. . . . What put me off on them in the beginning was casting on stitches to different needles, which was a mess then I knitted the stitches back onto the needles that had stitches instead of onto the empty one and quit immediately. . .
Me too! For Coco, the CO was 4 sts and rnd 1, k1fb in each st, so I just cast onto 1 needle and knitted the first round onto the other needles. I found it much easier than with circs where I have uttered many ugly words over twisting the cast on when joining. Look, Ma - no twisted join on DPN! I figure for hats, I can CO using a straight needle, and do the same...

. . . I found a very simple pattern, "God bless Mary" and it used worsted weight.. . .
I'll have to see if I can find that pattern. I loved machine knitting house socks for gifts (flat seamed socks) so hand knitting some worsted socks in the round would be AWESOME!

What I want for Christmas costs a lot more than dpns. It is a beautiful house in my hometown where I would love to move back to, but cannot afford it as my dh has an excellent job here. Maybe if I wish hard enough, Santa along with the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Harry Potter will grant me what I want for Christmas this year!
Isn't that often the case with Christmas gifts? From time to time, I enjoy going to my home'town' of New Orleans for a visit. Now that I'm older I have no desire to move back. Is your hometown in TN too? That's a beautiful state.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get your Christmas wish if not this year then in the future!


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