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I live in Kent with my husband, toddler Tilly (henceforth known as Monkey) and another baby due in November. We have two cats, Duncan and Lady Macbeth, and four chickens who kindly lay us eggs daily. We live in the picturesque seaside town of Broadstairs. I enjoy reading, knitting and cooking. I'm trying to be a bit 'greener' (not sure how successfully), and to be a gentle parent. Extended breastfeeding and co-sleeping don't freak me out, we use cloth nappies and try to follow some of the ideals of Attachment Parenting. If that sounds as if I know what I'm doing, I don't! I am also a psychotherapist with an interest in Focusing-oriented therapy, and I have a small private practice in the area.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

By jove I think I've cracked it...

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]

2 comments:

Mon said...

That looks GOOD!

I thought knitting in the round was with circular needles! How's this different to that?

Thanks for sharing that tip. Although I'm sticking to two needles for now! lol

willow81 said...

Hi Mon

Loved your knitting crime pics lol! The double pointed needles allow you to knit in a smaller diameter than the circular needles, so it's good for socks, legwarmers. Means you don't get the seam that you do when knitting on 2 needles.

Sam x