Posted 28 January 2009 - 01:02 PM
The doors have opened to endless possibilities of knitting projects! I'm freakin' good at it, too! (Not to toot my own horn or anything. )
I'm just so excited to not have to stitch together hats and coozies and everything else!
Posted 28 January 2009 - 07:43 PM
also make sure you have the right size -- if you have the correct length they shouldn't slip off
Posted 31 January 2009 - 10:41 AM
But, I did it with no problems, which is good, which means I learned how to cast onto the dpns and how to do that awful first row (I cast on tight apparently). I'm on the right track! It's going very smooth now!
I had a Dr's appointment yesterday, and I brought my knitting with me while I was waiting in the waiting room, and a few people commented on my knitting. They were like, what the heck is that? Guess they were used to only the straight needles!
Posted 04 March 2009 - 10:52 AM
I've been reading a lot lately, so I keep switching back and forth between this hat and reading. I'm a little scurd to start decreasing, though. Do I need to use a stitch marker at this point? How do I keep track of my "rows" when I'm using 3 needles?
Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:46 PM
Don't know if that helped!!
Posted 05 March 2009 - 05:01 AM
I usually cast on a multiple of 8 stitches (56 -baby, 64 -toddler, 72-young adult, 80 -man sized) so that when it comes time to decrease I do K6 K2tog, K a row, K5 K2tog, K 3 rows, K4 K2tog, K a row, etc til you get down to K1 K2tog and then after that I K2tog all the way around to make the hole at the top of the hat smaller. Don't knit a row after the K1, K2tog...just do the K2tog all the way around.
6 1/4 inches from cast-on is where I start the decreases on a 72 or 80 stitch hat.
just depends on how many stitches you started w/
Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:45 AM
Posted 09 March 2009 - 04:17 PM
15 sets of 5 bamboo DPNs size 0-13 (I think) for only $9.99!!!!!!!!! basically awesome!
I can't wait to knit with them! (though I still need to get this whold swift/ ballwinder set up thing)
Posted 09 March 2009 - 07:04 PM
or just do it the old fashioned way.... fall in love with a pattern that uses them and just curse and temper-tantrum your way through it!
Posted 09 March 2009 - 07:25 PM
they have like 20 more sets up there -- buy now so you don't have to wait too!
just search bamboo US double pointed needles
I found them! I want them!
So much for my 30 day list.
(Whenever I want something, I'm supposed to write it down and not buy it for 30 days, and then after 30 days goes by...I'll look at my list and see if I still want it. My green Uggs were on that list, and Rich went and bought them for me, so my list idea isn't working out well. )
Posted 09 March 2009 - 07:53 PM
I have to admit I am pretty good at not going crazy spending and I definitely don't buy clothes like I use to (or wear trashy disposable clothing anymore for that matter) I figure this is actually a big savings cause I usually buy a set when I start a project and bamboo DPN sets can be anywhere from $6 - 15 in a yarn store so to get 15 sets for $10 is really saving me like $300