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Old 07-18-2005, 09:34 AM   #11
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usually the pattern will tell you what length circs you need (remember that the length is tip to tip) if it doesn't though, take it with you to your LYS. If they are like most LYS they will be happy to tell you which one is right for your project.
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:39 AM   #12
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I do a lot of circular knitting (avoids seams), but when I'm doing something small I like the feel of my straights. I think it's because for so many years I only used straights and there's a "comfort zone" there. To be perfectly honest, sometimes when I'm stressed, just holding a knitting needle helps to calm me. I'm so weird.
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I To be perfectly honest, sometimes when I'm stressed, just holding a knitting needle helps to calm me. I'm so weird.

That's not weird Ingrid! Any kind of stitching that you love is a comfort zone. It's good therepy. Except for beginners who want to throw everything in the trash in the beginning.
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I To be perfectly honest, sometimes when I'm stressed, just holding a knitting needle helps to calm me. I'm so weird.

That's not weird Ingrid! Any kind of stitching that you love is a comfort zone. It's good therepy. Except for beginners who want to throw everything in the trash in the beginning.
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Originally Posted by Jackie M.
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I To be perfectly honest, sometimes when I'm stressed, just holding a knitting needle helps to calm me. I'm so weird.

That's not weird Ingrid! Any kind of stitching that you love is a comfort zone. It's good therepy. Except for beginners who want to throw everything in the trash in the beginning.
Not the stitching--that I know is therapy. Holding the empty needle. I know its not really weird, its a tactile thing with fond associations. HERE it's not weird, my family thinks I'm going to poke someone!
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:17 AM   #16
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I learned to knit using circulars and use them for everything.

Ingrid, I find that if I'm knitting at my kids' games that I'm more calm. I'm generally pretty vocal (ok, LOUD) :rollseyes: but while knitting I'm not so wrapped up in the game and am so much more relaxed.
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