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Sticks, part two

First of many pairs

I survived the experience of knitting in the round with DPNs, and I have a pair of Toasty fingerless gloves to show for it.  Thanks for all of the encouragement this weekend (and the expressions of disbelief – I got a nice laugh out of some of those comments.)

The second glove looks a lot nicer to me than the first glove, which means that I am capable of learning.  (Always nice to find evidence to that effect.)

First of many pairs

The first of the pair has columns that are knit noticeably looser where one needle ended and another began, and also the thumb join is pretty messy.  I had a little trouble with the thumb the first time, mostly because of the way I held the needles.  Once I fixed that, the thumbs made so much more sense.

I’m really pleased with these as a first attempt, but I know that there are still improvements to be made.

Why do they always find me when I'm taking project pictures? Why do they always find me when I'm taking project pictures? Give me the head of Neil Clarke on a platter

In that spirit, there will be more Toasty.  I’m thinking red tweed.  I’m thinking a nice little pile of Toasty, and I’m thinking Christmas gifts.  Additionally, I’m thinking I really need to silence the self-timer on my camera – all of the weirdos come running to “help” when they hear that beeping…


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13 thoughts on “Sticks, part two

  1. You go, girl! Now you’re hooked and will have projects all over the place.
    .-= See Marty’s latest blog post: 41 Years! =-.

  2. ha…. i love all how the camera can bring out all the crazies. SUCH cute photos!!

    also LOVE your toasty’s… they look FABULOUS! and yes… red tweed sounds lovely!
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  3. Wow! That was fast!
    .-= See Addie’s latest blog post: Little Punkin =-.

  4. New blog post: Sticks, part two

  5. I KNEW you could do it. I see tons of those being created in the near future AND you moving on to sweaters and caps and then irish knits and and and…..

    .-= See Kathi’s latest blog post: Welcome to your “Forever Home” =-.

  6. They are lovely – I love that pattern, it’s so easy and fast, and it was my first try at DPN’s last year! Try blocking them, the ladders might disappear. 😉
    .-= See Carrie S.’s latest blog post: Friday Flickr Favs… =-.

  7. yay! good for you! I like that color.
    .-= See Tracy’s latest blog post: Action! Adventure! =-.

  8. Great job!!!!!!! Everyone will love them for Christmas!! 🙂

  9. That yarn is gorgeous!
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  10. i see it and believe it!! yay for you! congrats. love them and the rest that decided to jump into the pics. 🙂

  11. delurking to say they look fabulous!
    (and I just got an order of fat quarters for holiday napkins, because your post got me thinking about christmas gifts- thanks) 🙂

  12. Your fingerless mitts turned out great. It was cool here a few days ago and I realized I’d need more pairs this year. They’ll be great for puppy walking this winter. I made them as Christmas presents last year and they were great.

  13. […] Toast that I made two years ago on the loom.  The other was a pair of thumbed Toasty that I made last year, my first needle-based project.  As it happens, the reason I tried needles in the first place was […]

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