Originally Posted by TEMA
Well, you know the old saying, Necessity is the mother of invention... I think you may have started something... LOL!
I find socks a bit daunting after all these years... can't say I've ever heard of anyone knitting two at a time before!
Amazing.... absolutely amazing!
I actually cried over my very first pair of socks, because the instructions and pattern was in the "Knitting for Dummies" book, and let's say... it didn't go as smoothly at first as I had hoped. It feels like being a spider with sixteen hands... I felt so stupid and clumsy. But it fell together very shortly. Once you get the first couple of rows down, then it's just like being on circular needles.
And, you are so right.. it was totally necessity is the mother of invention... and I must mention, I am still annoyed
that I can't find where my other circular needle is that I would have preferred instead of a combo of circs and dpn's. When making two socks at the same time, if using two (same size) circular needles, it is fast and easy. But as you said... when you have to make do... I am not about to buy another circular needle when I know it is around here someplace... and it will magically appear just as soon as this project is complete.