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Old 02-21-2006, 12:03 AM   #1
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I tried dpns tonight....
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!!!

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Old 02-21-2006, 12:04 AM   #2
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Old 02-21-2006, 12:36 AM   #3
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Woo Hoo!!! Congrats to ya!!! Once you get the hang of 'em there no biggy! They are alot of fun (IMO)!!!!!! I 'em!!! I like switching out the needles, going around, etc. They keep me from getting bored...hehe!

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

Have fun!

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Old 02-21-2006, 12:38 AM   #4
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They aren't as bad as they look huh?! Good job
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sweater from hell for TJ
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Old 02-21-2006, 02:23 AM   #5
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Yay! That's awesome!

Personally, I lovew dpns. They're my favoratew way to knit.
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Old 02-21-2006, 03:25 AM   #6
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Congrats! :XX:

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Old 02-21-2006, 08:38 AM   #7
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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?
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:46 AM   #8
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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...
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:56 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 02-21-2006, 10:14 AM   #10
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Yay Cristy!!

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!!
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