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Mindy03
Feb 9, 2010 5:55 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
The smallest circular needles they make are 16" and unless you have alot of stitches won't work for socks. Don't give up Carolyn until you play with them just don't push yourself to do it perfect right off the bat. It's a bit werid at first but the more you knit the easier it is to work with the doubles. DH asked me if I was playing pick up sticks when I picked them back up again last year, And I have to admit it took me alot longer to get used to those 16" circulars than it did the double points. I'm working another hat this one with a brim on a 16" circulars and it took me half way through the ribbing before I got comfortable with them. The ribbing on this hat is 5" which will be folded in half to hold the plastic that keeps the brim stiff. Oh, and it's another green one this time same yarn as the mittens. Going to be my go to town hat LOL to keep the lights in the stores from killing my eyes.
Imagewaterbird
Feb 10, 2010 4:26 PM CST
Name: Carolyn Lamb
Indiana zone 6b
Laugh and the World laughs with you
I think I might need a book to read on using the double ended ones. I am not all that good at directions anyway and I would have to have a pic and reading to understand how to use them. Pics would be the best for me *Blush* . I am one of the show me people.LOL
Imagenanniepb
Feb 10, 2010 5:49 PM CST
Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
Are you talking about something that has two small needles but joined together with a thick nylon/fishing line thingy? I inherited one, but had no clue what to do with it.

I've barely crocheted or knitted anything since Cubits opened up.
its addictive!
My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can.

Bread Basket
Gardening in Tennessee
Mindy03
Feb 10, 2010 7:35 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Carolyn check your library for books I'll have to hunt for an online site that shows how to use them. May have to ask one of the girls on my Taste of Home crafters group she seems to know where everything is. Just hope she's not lost electricity since she's in NH.
ImageSofonisba
Feb 10, 2010 9:29 PM CST
Name: Harper
NY - zone 6a
Carolyn, they also have great knitting turorials on YouTube. No need to get a book!
Imagewaterbird
Feb 12, 2010 1:43 PM CST
Name: Carolyn Lamb
Indiana zone 6b
Laugh and the World laughs with you
Thanks Gals, I'll do some looking. I just come back from the walmart and I bought some so now I guess I'll have to learn LOL I really am such a dummy when it comes to learning new things. Takes forever but when I learn it it's there to stay.
Mindy03
Feb 12, 2010 6:02 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Good for you we are here if you need to hollar or scream. A fella I know throws his yarn and needles across the room everytime he gets frustrated with trying to learn something and his cats think it's the best game ever.
msgrubbyfungus
Feb 13, 2010 7:43 AM CST
Name: Kate
NCenTx
I love this site for free tutorials and tips: http://www.knittinghelp.com/
Imagewaterbird
Feb 13, 2010 8:22 AM CST
Name: Carolyn Lamb
Indiana zone 6b
Laugh and the World laughs with you
Thanks msgrubby, I put a short cut to it on my desk top so I will have it when I need it LOL,and I will probably need it alot LOL
Imagehelenethequeen
Mar 3, 2010 2:31 PM CST
Name: Helene Diener
West Coast of Fl.
there is something called "magic loop" which allows you to use any size circular needle to knit a very small circumference. Such as baby socks. Socks. Hats etc.
ImageTrisha_S
Mar 3, 2010 2:39 PM CST
Name: Trisha
Washington State
You can do almost anything for 15 m
Is this what you are looking for ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtBSmxGomPkt
It is never too late to be
What you might have been.
~George Eliot
Imagekristenleigh
Apr 20, 2010 1:47 PM CST
Name: kristen nelson
jefferson, georgia
i'm not new to knitting, just new to this. i taught myself to knit about 4 years ago, but after my son was born i quit doing it as much. now he is 2 and i seem to have more time on my hands to pick it back up :) i have enjoyed ready all the posts and seeing all the pictures!
knitting is like a drug addiction. i get a rush buying the yarn, have to sneak those purchases into the house, and lose myself in my rows for hours on end! i love the high i get from finishing my projects!
Imagehelenethequeen
Jun 29, 2010 9:02 AM CST
Name: Helene Diener
West Coast of Fl.
A grown up vest for Olivia size 2T

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Imagehelenethequeen
Jun 29, 2010 9:06 AM CST
Name: Helene Diener
West Coast of Fl.
This is Olivia My daughters grandchild

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Imagevic
Jun 29, 2010 9:27 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Beautiful vest, gorgeous grandchild Smiling

vic
NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION Purslane & Portulaca ~ Garden Art
Imagehelenethequeen
Jun 29, 2010 12:34 PM CST
Name: Helene Diener
West Coast of Fl.
Thank you

This blanket -knit and crochet - Citrus slices" will go to her - taking it in August as we will stay at my daughter's for a month - need gifts -

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Imagevic
Jun 29, 2010 1:04 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Oh Wow...that is beautiful. Hurray!

vic
NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION Purslane & Portulaca ~ Garden Art
Imagequilter5
Jun 29, 2010 3:56 PM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
I love the combination Helene. That makes a truly unique center. Your colors are just perfect...
Imagevic
Jun 29, 2010 4:21 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Barb, I just re-read this thread and I still have my ponchos that my mom knitted in the 60's and they look exactly like the day she made them Smiling

vic
NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION Purslane & Portulaca ~ Garden Art
Imagequilter5
Jul 3, 2010 7:42 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
I know what you mean about handmade lasting forever. My sweater that I made for myself in 1968 is a bit "pilly" but still the colors are bright and I love it as much now as I did then.

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