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Old 02-03-2006, 01:50 PM   #1
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Knitting Victory!!
I've been knitting for close to a year. I have knit scarves, sweaters, clogs, bags, etc- I really wanted to knit socks. I tried to use dpns, and I stank!! I just couldn't do it. So.........I learned how to knit socks on 2 circs. All this time, however, I still have wanted to learn how to use dpns. I want to be able to make mittens- I know there are 2 needle ones, but still. I want to be able to knit socks, using a more traditional method- plus I doubt my abilities to translate a pattern from dpns to circs.

Well...................this morning I dug out my dpns, and I DID IT!!!!!! I have had a pattern from Fiber Trends for months, for felted fish. I haven't done anything with it, because you use dpns. I started a fish!! I figure it's a perfect project, since it will get felted, you won't see my sloppy joins as much, since my knitting definitely isn't perfect on these dpns. I'll just keep knitting away though, and I'm sure that by the time I finish the fish, I'll be so much better at it! I am very excited to be able to have done this- I was always intimidated by dpns, and now I'm not!!
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Old 02-03-2006, 01:53 PM   #2
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Old 02-03-2006, 01:57 PM   #3
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Good for you!! They get easier the more you use them!!
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Old 02-03-2006, 01:58 PM   #4
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go margie, go margie, go margie! yeah, that join on dpn's can be a reall b-otch. (pardon me! )
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Old 02-03-2006, 02:03 PM   #5
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Yay Margie!
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Old 02-03-2006, 02:14 PM   #6
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Old 02-03-2006, 02:17 PM   #7
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CONGRATS margie! That's so great.... I LOVE DPNS & always start another pair of socks within days of finishing the last pair. You will definitely get better at the 'sloppy joins' really fast, you'll see! There's something so intriguing about those cuties...dpns. Where oh where are mine.....hmmmm....
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Old 02-03-2006, 02:40 PM   #8
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That's great. Way to go!
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Old 02-03-2006, 02:52 PM   #10
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