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Old 02-01-2006, 10:53 PM   #1
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WIP Old dog learns new trick!
Although there are buttons to be sewn on my current project,
I just couldn't wait to try my hand at the magic loop.

THIS IS SOOOOO COOL!!!!


My hands hate working with DPNs. I started a hat, but I couldn't wait to share my enthusiasm.
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Old 02-01-2006, 11:04 PM   #2
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I love magic loop too! Congrats on finding the REAL way to do small circular projects!!
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Old 02-01-2006, 11:10 PM   #3
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I felt the exact same jubilation when I learned two circs for small diameter. I was so excited! I kept thanking, and still thank, the woman who showed me!
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Old 02-01-2006, 11:50 PM   #4
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Alright....spill it! Tell me/us how to do it! LOL I'm STILL trying to figure it out....I need VISUALS! LOL
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Old 02-02-2006, 12:04 AM   #5
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Did you watch Amy's video?
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I felt the exact same jubilation when I learned two circs for small diameter. I was so excited! I kept thanking, and still thank, the woman who showed me!
Wait.. you don't use DPNs? I figured since you have done it for so long that they'd be second nature. I had a hard time with them and have used two circs on hat tops and love it!
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Old 02-02-2006, 03:41 AM   #7
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Congrats Lana, I'm so glad you like it. ML is THE best!.
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Congrats on finding the REAL way to do small circular projects!!
Knitqueen I just love how you said the "REAL way". You are so right. All of those DPN lovers need to wake up and smell the wool.
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Its easier to get used to DPNs if you start with a project that uses bigger ones...like at least sz 9.
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I felt the exact same jubilation when I learned two circs for small diameter. I was so excited! I kept thanking, and still thank, the woman who showed me!
Wait.. you don't use DPNs? I figured since you have done it for so long that they'd be second nature. I had a hard time with them and have used two circs on hat tops and love it!
I'm not against using dpns, and I use them for really small stuff--the two circs is just too much fussing around for alpaca purse legs, for example, but it's perfect for the bottom part of adult sleeves, or kids' sleeves. This way I don't have to lift the entire sweater to go around--I can flip the sleeve back and forth. Plus my circs are way easier to find.
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I'm glad it's easier on your hands Lana! :D
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