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Old 12-12-2007, 05:26 PM   #41
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I have tried the magic loop method, and REALLY didn't like it. Frankly, that experience, plus the thought of having all those dangly needles, keeps me from trying the 2 circs method. I like dpns, but the thought of them lengthened and flexible (which is how I picture the 2 circs method) is....not enticing.

I hope you get everything you wish to do done.
I agree. A Ravelry sister pm'd me...and she spoke of the many negatives of Magic Loop. She really gave the method a good tryout...but, she went back to traditional dpn's. She didn't like the gaps she was getting with the Magic Loop method.
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Old 12-15-2007, 12:11 AM   #42
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Well, that was easy. NOT.
I've got one less project to finish, b/c it went to the frog pond! I realized that I'd made a mistake in my Forest Canopy Shawl. I thought I could fix it.

I thought wrong.

Made an even bigger mess, with more dropped stitches. So it's been frogged, the yarn has been rewound, and it's sitting in time out until next year.

So, now it's Swan Lake, a rug (that I'd totally forgotten about) and some finishing on some bibs (buttons or velcro). And then the year's done! (Ok, I don't really expect to finish Swan Lake. But I'll try!)


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Old 12-15-2007, 07:46 AM   #43
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Old 12-15-2007, 09:25 AM   #44
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Great job on getting things crossed of the list!!

I've decided to just frog instead of worrying about them

The Civil War Shawl (I won't be able to finish this one..I'm to the point where one round takes a little over an hour to do)
The Swan Shawl
1 of Silver's Scarves
Candy Cane Socks finished
Three Way Wrap
Beret that I finished but is back on needles cause it was to small
just gonna give to my little girl
Dishrag 8 out of 10 done
mittens for me now for mom had to frog cause the gauge was off but need to start again and finish by her b-day...
Roo's Jacket Set finished
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:03 AM   #45
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Hi, everybody! Sorry I've been away. I've been busy with studying for exams and all that. But, I'm back!
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Old 12-15-2007, 06:39 PM   #46
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:15 PM   #47
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I second that, good luck Braden!

Sandy, I like DPN's too because I'm just so thrilled that I can actually *DO* it
I tried the Magic Loop yesterday on thesleeve ribbing of my DS's sweater (finished the left sleeve, btw, YAH!!) and I was kinda, , about it. It wasn't bad, I didn't have any problems, but I really don't mind dpns and I didn't find it(ML) to be faster for me so I think I'll stick with my trusty double points.

My family took a little trip to visit my MIL this past week, just got back today, and I am happy to say that I got quite a bit of knitting time in-hence the finished sleeve on my son's sweater. Now just one sleeve to go, along with adding the neckband ribbing and weaving in those pesky ends (boo! lol). I actually started the second sleeve, but I have to frog it as I didn't take the time to count how many stitches I needed to pick up for it and I underestimated. Plus I was supposed to purl the first couple of rows and I (of course!) forgot to do that. No biggie, though, I hadn't really gotten very far yet on it anyway.

I also finished my DSILs handwarmers (except for weaving ends) and got my dbro's handwarmers started. I 'm about 2/3rds done with the first one. I love handwarmers, they go so quickly!!

How's everyone doing on your lists? Happy knitting!
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:05 PM   #48
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I think DPN'S are impressive to non knitters, because it looks so complicated. But, in reality, they're nothing more than knitting with 2 needles at a time. I like dpn's for some things, and 2 circs for others. It just depends.
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:52 PM   #49
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I have completed 4 rugs, 2 scarves of 3k,3p every row, and now I am working on a baby blanket, that is a basket-weave style. I am working on another 3k,3p scarf, and another rug. I will finish everything on time, whee.. this challenge helped a lot though. Thanks Braden




ps. my efforts to work with dpns have been my only UFO I have given up on for Christmas. I am hoping to start yet again *I think for the 40th time* in January. Eventually I will catch on and stop inverting my work or knitting backwards or what ever I am doing to flip my stitches back and forth grr.
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Great job on getting things crossed of the list!!

The Civil War Shawl (I won't be able to finish this one..I'm to the point where one round takes a little over an hour to do)
The Swan Shawl
Candy Cane Socks finished
Three Way Wrap
Dishrag 9 out of 10 done
mittens for me
Roo's Jacket Set finished
Sockamania Socks finished
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