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Topic: Camera cover - first piece on DPN's  (Read 1676 times)
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« on: August 07, 2013 12:02:15 PM »

To me, craftster means discovering that new and seemingly complicated techniques are totally attainable for amateurs, and that I should push my skills rather than stay in my comfort zone.

Two years ago, I was just starting to learn how to crochet, I took up knitting in October 2012, and in July, I bought a set of double pointed needles. The idea was to use them as regular needles, because they're a lot more transportable on the train & bus, but because of the anniversary challenge, I decided I needed to try working in the round on these needles. I was very intimidated by the idea to knit with four needles, but it proved to be only marginally harder than knitting on two needles! I'm really happy that I learnt how to do this, because I really don't like seams in my work! I also learnt Jenny's surprisingly stretchy bind-off, which really is surprisingly stretchy, it will be my go to bind-off!

Knitting on four needles:

Finished camera cover (point & shoot camera):

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013 12:05:02 PM »

I think you really hit an important part of the Craftster community...learning new things and being kicked in the butt sometimes to try new things...

How great that you took the plunge to expand your skills! Crochet and knitting and now, knitting in the round!!!  Soon you will be joining the sock crowd! ha ha...there will be no turning back, ever....

Lovely first project and lovely expressed sentiment!

« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013 04:28:55 PM »

Way to go!  The camera case looks great.  I too hate seems but have yet to try double point needles, for now the magic loop method is my friend Wink

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013 01:08:28 PM »

Your stitches look perfect!

« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013 10:30:05 AM »

great job! I must admit double pointed needles and using more than 2 totally intimidates me.

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