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EFF YOU DPN'S!!!

AARRRGGHH!

So I'll admit it. I keep knitting in my purse. All. The. Time. I mean, I know I look like a crazy lady when I knit in line at the grocery, or bank, or while in movie theaters. But damnit. I don't like non-productive down time. I have hats, scarves, socks, blankets and sweaters to turn from WIP's to FO's!
Anyway, I made the mistake of putting newly restarted Quidditch Socks on their super tiny, super slick, dpn needles into my purse. Walked around. Tossed the purse to the back of the jeep a few times. It got jostled around on last nights catering gig too. Anyway, open up the purse today... a TON of my stitches fell off my needles. ARGH!

So with that:

Knitting Circles Around Socks


2 At a Time Socks

Anyone have either of these books? Is one better than the other? I am over the dpn thing with socks. Way, way over it.

Also, if anyone is done with one of these books and would care to trade, I have some super awesome yarn that I would be willing to swap out!

3 Responses to “EFF YOU DPN'S!!!”

  1. You can find a book about knitting two socks at once on two circulars at the library. I think it's called, Socks soar on two circular needles by Cat Bordhi. And I looked and 2 At A Time, is available at Central Library,Eagle Library, and Irvington Library. And Knitting Circles Around Socks is at Central Library, Glendale Library and Lawrence Library. Hope that Helps

  2. I have Sock's Soar. I don't remember her specifically talking about doing two socks at once, (I'll check next time I'm in the 'reading' room) but I'm hoping its not hard to figure out. I do two socks at the same time on two sets of DPNs. That way if I'm making up stuff I don't need to remember it for a whole sock before doing it again on the second one. But you are so right, slippage sucks.

  3. Get bamboo or wooden needles. They aren't nearly as slick.

    The other options is to get caps for the ends of your needles that keep the knitting from sliding off. You can buy those or make them yourself out of wine corks.

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