How do you knit in the round? For a long time, I’ve knit socks, hats, and sweater sleeves w/ the extra long circular needles using the magic loop method. I initially learned how to knit in a circle using double pointed needles but that method soon soured on me as I lost needle after needle. DPN work with either 4 or 5 needles but once you lose 2 out of your set, you can’t use them anymore. I was buying countless sets of needles on a penniless nursing student’s budget. And I didn’t like the fact that size 0 and 1 look like I’m knitting with super long toothpicks.
So I turned to magic loop. How wonderful was that discovery? I could knit any diameter in the round and didn’t need to be on the look out for rogue needles. I happily knit socks and hats like that for years.
The other night, I decided to cast on for Simply Lovely Lacy Socks from Interweave Spring 2006 using size 1 Crystal Palace needles. I just reached for them instead of my customary Addi 40 in. And I’m finding that I like knitting with DPN’s again. Hopefully, I won’t lose one and have DPNs be tainted to me again.
Ravelry is quite fun. I put a few of my projects up and loaded my queue with future projects. It is quite the organizational tool and one could literally spend hours cataloging stash and projects. I will of course log my new yarns and projects. But putting past stuff in… I may have to have a week off to do that. LOL. I don’t like that you have to use flickr to upload photos. I have a flickr account but have been using photobucket to load pics to this blog. Hopefully, it won’t be too much of a pain to switch to flickr.
So… I’m back to knitting on two projects. I’m working on a Lucy bag and those Lacy Socks. I’ll post progress pics tomorrow.