Sunday, September 03, 2006

DPNs, 2 Circs and Magic Loop

Sometimes, the best of plans just don't seem to work the way we want them to! My first pair was knitted with DPNs and this one on 2 circulars while the next pair with magic loop. Then I'd move on to toe-up and other fancy patterns and techniques.

Call them what you will, porcupines, barbecue sticks etc but I miss my DPNs!!! The resting cirular and its dangling needles irritated me so much, I left the gusset and went surfing for magic loop instructions. I switched and am happy I did! How is it that I think 5 dpns look so neat while a 2nd circular drives me up the wall beats me too!

I've been busy knitting, moving from one WIP to the other but with no FO to take pictures of with our new camera. It's got all these cool features, especially the Indoor function that I'm dying to try out, so let me introduce you to my duck collection.

mmmm mm

They're bought during my travels and some are gifts from friends and family. There's duckie pictures on my wall too, but I'll have to take each one separately to show them off properly. Showing them all would make this blog entry crawl I'm afraid.

Happy knitting in the week ahead everyone!


R a i n said...

OOOO....cute duckies!

About your dpns....where in MY can you get size 2mm? I've tried Lily's, Summit but no luck...

Mimi said...

I am trying to enjoy circulars but somehow my preference is still straight needles.

Lovely duck collection. Do you mainly collect wood ducks?
I used to collect porcelain pigs but I stopped it in my younger days. Then, living in Asia, I started another collection in Chinese snuff bottles. Nowadays, I think I collect knitting things. ;)

mona said...

Magic Loop is the way to go!!!
must try the two circulars one day but only to do two socks at once :)

opportunityknits said...

I prefer dpns, 2 circulars is ok, but magic loop kind of drives me nuts :)

Dove Knits said...

I'm reluctant to try circs at all. I'm quite happy with DPNs, thank you! I prefer them to other methods for knitting almost everything, anyway!

You collect ducks? Cool!

Lois said...

I love magic loop to nuts. might even try knitting 2 socks on 1 super long circs soon. keke