Phew! After a very frustrating hour or so I think I've finally cracked the ole' double pointed needles. I thought I was going to throw them across the room at one point, but I *think* (pray, hope) that I'm doing it right. They don't seem twisted and I seem to have joined the round. I was practicing with the red yarn and this evening I will get started with my special new yarn. Babylegs here we come!
[edited to add- for anyone considering trying circular knitting- lots of the online tutorials for knitting with DPNs demonstrate the technique with a small number of stitches, maybe 4 on each needle. I found that this really awkward and it was only when I cast on about ten stitches on each needle that I finally got the hang of it]
Frog and Scot
8 months ago