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Old 04-06-2013, 09:59 AM   #11
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As frustrating as that was, you sure got a cute hat out of it!

Yeah, stick this idea on the back burner and maybe try it again later. I have ideas spinning around in my head that will some day see the light of day (and knitting needles)--just as soon as I figure out how to make them work. That's part of the fun of crafting--trying to figure out how to do something you've dreamed up (at least, I think it's fun).

At any rate, you've got an adorable hat to show for your hard work. That doesn't always happen, so pat yourself on the back!
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:47 PM   #12
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Hehe! Thanks guys! I appreciate the comments.

And you're totally right GrumpyGramma! I've been knitting my first pair of socks on DPN's and this hat is exactly what I needed to get back on the frustration of using DPN's for the first time haha!
Socks? I love socks! I have 2 pair otn right now and a hat. I use magic loop instead of dpns though. Have fun!
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:30 AM   #13
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Aww haha thanks again guys! :D Such a lovely, supportive bunch!

And ya, I've used magic loop before and found it a lot more comfortable than DPN's, but I wanna give them a chance anyways haha! I think the problem might be that the sock yarn's so thin and I'm not used to knitting with so thin a yarn but there's a first time for everything!
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:55 PM   #14
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Getting used to skinny needles and finer yarn does take some time. Now I love using the thin yarns and toothpick/skewer needles...until I need tink, then it's a little more frustrating. My first real experience with DPNs was using size 000 for sock tops. Once I got going on the rib it wasn't bad. I'll use DPNs when I really need to but if I can use magic loop, that's my first choice.
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I just came across this pattern and thought of this thread. Maybe it will help you figure it out.
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How very Missoni-looking, but you're right: That there is a zig-zag pattern in stripes! Nifty-sifty!
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How very Missoni-looking, but you're right: That there is a zig-zag pattern in stripes! Nifty-sifty!
Wow! I guess it is. I had to google Missoni to find out what you meant!
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:35 PM   #18
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I wouldn't have known what it was either except that this dress appeared in one of my crochet magazines several years ago.
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