Hi everyone, it's been a while since I've been on here or posted, and I've missed a lot. I hope everyone is doing well and in good spirits. That being said, in an earlier blog entry I talked about how I had messed up just as I was finishing a project (a cowl for my boyfriend) and that I started over. Well good news is, that I finally finished it (grafting and all!) and along the way I knitted a plain beanie for my brother (in the pictures my brother didn't want to model his beanie, so I had my nephew model it for us instead). The beanie took about a day and the cowl I finished back in January, but I've been kinda busy and I never got to post pictures.
For my latest project I decided to give some socks a go. I figured they would be a fun little project so that I can try out working with DPNs and with shaping (as most of the stuff I've knitted has been basic rectangles and circles). Well, I'm on my FOURTH attempt after having started three separate times. Each time I've given a go at it, I get the first couple of rounds going, but then when I'm working on one needle, my work pops off of the other needles and the stitches come undone. I was getting ready to give up all together when I ran into this video on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4_XNKOuODU I don't know if anyone else has seen it, but it is pretty funny and right now, I can REALLY relate to it.
Does anybody have any tricks or suggestions to help me keep my stitches from slipping off one of the ends of my DPNs? Also anyone who uses DPNs do you all have trouble with positioning your hands so that the other needles that are "hanging" don't get in the way or jam into the palm of your hands? Am I doing something wrong?