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Old 10-14-2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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As long as we're confessing,.....
I have something to get off my chest...I took this class at my LYS to learn two at a time socks on two circs. Between the two pair of addis, the yarn and the lesson, it was $100!!! I thought, it's ok, I'm gonna like this and I can use the needles again, blah, blah, blah. So I knit the ankle and the heel (a short row heel and I don't like the look) and now I'm onto the foot and I HATE IT!!!!! I put the two socks on dpn's and I'm so much happier. But, $100!!!! My husband was so great about it, so supportive, but I feel bad! It's so much money and we are tight now that groceries are, like, a million dollars a week. I don't know what it is about the circs and the two balls of yarn, it just felt so cumbersome to me.

Whew, that feels good. The socks are going to be great, I love the yarn (interlacements tiny toes) and I will probably laugh every time I wear them, my hundred dollar socks!!!
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:09 AM   #2
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When stuff like that feels overwhelming to me, I just justify it as entertainment. I don't go out to the movies, barely ever out to the theatre, and make most of my meals at home. Yarn and knitting expenses equal what some spend in entertainment....

That way I don't feel so bad...*smiles*
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LOL I understand.
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Oh bummer. At least you tried it- you might have loved it but now you know you don't.

$100 seems a lot- but it's $ well spent when you're learning and growing in your skills. It's not like you just spent it on meaningless stuff- it's OK!

And you should feel VERY fancy-pants when you wear those socks.
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If you don't think you will use them again you might could sell or trade the addis and recoup some of the many to spend on more yarn. Just another thought maybe one sock on two circs would work for you.
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Thanks everyone! I don't know what I will do with the addis. They are a size three and I have some other yarn to make socks out of that needs that size so maybe I will try it one more time with my own pattern and a yarn I am more familiar with. I hate to give up so easily. I'm just relieved to be back on my dpn's, I didn't realize I was so stuck in my ways!!!
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Well, the $100 expense aside, there's nothing inherently wrong with liking to use dpns. There's little or nothing, sock-wise, that you can do on circs that can't also be done on dpns. You can do toe-up or cuff down, you can even knit two socks at one time. That just requires 2 sets of dpns and 2 balls/cakes of yarn.

I love my dpns so far. I'm relatively new to knitting (about a year) and new to socks, as well (less than 6 months). I've only done cuff down so far. And I haven't tried sock on circs at all yet, don't know whether I will. I tried to magic loop a hat a while ago and I HATED it, just hated it. Weird, I know, but there you have it. Perhaps I have not yet matured enough as a knitter to like it.
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I'd say you just chalk it up to experience. You tried, did not like it, and now you know your way is okay. I've had a few of those expensive boo-boo's in my life (so far not with knitting - yet) but with sewing. When you put those socks on your tootsies they will be so happy with their expensive socks hugging them.
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I haven't yet tried magic loop, but I do love my dpns...I think it is really what is keeping me tied to not trying magic loop....
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Since I learned to knit on dpns I have no interest in doing anything else. I can knit a pair of socks in a couple days. Mittens in hours. But everyone has their likes so what ever makes you comfortable.
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