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Old 02-26-2005, 02:05 AM   #2
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No questions are silly! We all wonder most of them at some point...

To join a new ball to your knitting, check out Amy's video on this page:

To knit an afghan, you do need needles as wide as the project, though they can probably be a little shorter - someone correct me if I'm wrong here. You can use long circular needles (knitting flat of course) or you could use 'flex' needles, which are a set of two regular needles with cables that have ends on each (yes, that was clear wasn't it? :? ) If you only have or want to use regular needles, then you could make squares and attach them together to make the larger afghan. A fellow SnB'er of mine, refuses to knit afghans - she swears crocheting is much faster! YMMV

As far as buying a book, it's fun to have one to refer to, but there are tons of free patterns on the internet. Search around and check it out.

WIP: GAAA for m&d, purse for grandma (needs assembly), Grannie Smith Cardi (still), 3 quilts, maybe five

In the Wings: felted clogs, socks

Recent FO: dishcloth for swap, booties for cousins babe

KALs: Grannie Smith, Monthly Dishcloths, Mason-Dixon
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