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Old 07-16-2009, 11:24 AM   #11
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:55 AM   #12
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So far, circular knitting. I have now watched and copied the Magic Loop video 7 times without getting it. I think I might try DPS instead.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:09 PM   #13
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The Techknitter actually prefers DPNs to Magic Loop. (I personally will use either.) Too bad you're not near enough to me, I'll bet if someone just showed you how to do it in person, you'd get it in about 30 seconds...
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:35 AM   #14
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Mine is getting started on DPN's. Once I have it going I am okay, but I hate the starting, counting out the sts and the way my needles want to go every which way.

I also don't like to graft, only because I always seem to lose my place, even with that mantra "k,p,p,k." It gets so damn confusing for me. I think I just haven't had enough practice.

As far as something that seems so challenging that I haven't even tried it. . .that would be intarsia or Fair Isle knitting. I love the way it looks, but I just am too scared to try it.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:15 AM   #15
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Sewing up seams. I am so glad to find much more info on knitting in the round. When I first started knitting many years ago, there wasn't a lot of info or patterns for knitting top down or bottom up and I hated sewing sweater pieces together. I ended up doing most of them on the sewing machine.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:41 PM   #16
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MoniDew admits that she is terrified of STEEKS and has never attempted one!
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:05 PM   #17
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I am not a fan of lace simply because I don't like having to follow a pattern so precicely!! I am working on one tho, but it keeps getting shelved because I get bored... it will be a beautiful table cloth when finished (perhaps in 10 yrs)
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:57 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by MoniDew View Post
MoniDew admits that she is terrified of STEEKS and has never attempted one!

The very word strikes fear into my heart! I can't even wrap my head around willingly cutting my knitting...
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Ah now, I can see you guys have never completed an FO of such ugliness that cutting it up was the only thing to be done with it. Gets you right over the steeks thing, lemme tell you.
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Oh that's an easy question!!

ENTRELAC kicks my butt. And Fair Isle knitting.
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