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So, look what I went and bought yesterday.

And wouldn’t you know it? I think I may just be able to wrap my brain around the concept after all. Whoa.

Ornament-making, quilt-contemplating, and now knitting (with needles!): I think it’s going to be a crafty kind of weekend.  Maybe by Monday I’ll have myself half a pair of Toasty wrist warmers.

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!


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17 thoughts on “Sticks

  1. Good luck! I’m learning to knit, too… I’m taking a sock class at my local shop, and I just can’t stop!! =) Have fun.

    1. Ooh, that sounds like fun – I would love to try some of that self-striping sock yarn sometime.

  2. Gasp!!! Hold on while I pick myself up off the floor…. dusting off. Wow! Yay for you! Welcome to the world of sticks – it’s a lot of fun around here. 🙂
    .-= See Sarah Jackson’s latest blog post: patchwork potholders =-.

    1. Haha, well, I guess it just required a strong enough desire to do a fingerless mitten with a thumb 🙂 I could do one on a loom, but first I’d have to buy a tiny thumb-sized loom, and I decided learning DPNs was more acceptable than waiting 3 weeks for a made-to-order loom. Patience is not my thing!

  3. sheesh, Lisa – most people start knitting flat pieces like scarves – you jumped right in and started a circular project on dpn’s! Color me impressed. =)

    1. Well, I already have two scarves that I love & that’s enough for me 🙂

      Let me just say, though, after spending the better part of two days ripping out, starting over, and watching knitting help videos, I can see why a flat panel would have been the more sane option.

      1. Eh… sanity is overrated. =)

        Keep at it – the sticks do get easier.

  4. WOW!!! I am so proud of you Lisa. This is a big step for you. And…you are using three of them doing a circular knit. Even better 😀
    .-= See Kathi’s latest blog post: Off to Sandy Camp =-.

    1. Big, indeed! And even bigger was that I actually went to my LYS to ask for help with the thumb – I am not one for asking, usually. I’m like a stubborn toddler in that way!

      Thanks for the encouragement 🙂

  5. Yay for you!!! Welcome to the world of needles 🙂

    1. Thanks! I’ll keep my feet in both worlds and see how it goes 🙂

  6. I’ve made a ton of those little toasties, but modified mine with a buttonhole-like hole for the thumb. Knit on!
    .-= See KarenLR’s latest blog post: Nobel =-.

    1. Yes, me too – last year with my loom I made a whole bunch of them like that. This year, I decided it was time to try adding a real thumb.

  7. wow….thought i would never see it!! good for you and good luck!! oh, by the way- love the napkins. very cute.
    .-= See becky’s latest blog post: Shopping =-.

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