Moved in

BronxKnit's picture

Sweetie and I decided to put our stashes in one place. After much looking and some disappointments we have finally moved into a nice apartment. I am no longer a denizen of the Bronx, but then I have more aggregate floor space.

This is all to say I have not been knitting much. I did take my knitting on a boat a few weeks ago, pictures to follow, and the skipper of said boat hinted that she would like a pair of socks for Christmas, so along with mother knit I now have Sailing Gal to knit for. I suppose I should get started soon; also Sweetie wants an afghan for the new apartment. I guess I have some knitting in front of me, oh well at least I get to go shopping for yarn. I think I will go for the hound’s-tooth afghan from "Knitting with Balls" in colors that will compliment our new walls; I can wear my painting shorts to the LYS and match yarn off the splatter.

Which reminds me, I need to make a Chanukah Afghan for my buddy and his new sweetie; jeepers I will be keeping the local yarn economy alive for sure.

Question for you all: Do you like knitting on a circular needle for regular knitting? I guess what I am saying is treating a circular needle like two regular needles?

On the plus side I have turned the heel on my latest sock (Trekking Pro natura with Bamboo) so that is nice. Hopefully I can finish the pair soon.

Have a good weekend Y’all

Bronx(in name not location)Knit


KilgoreTrout's picture

I also knit exclusively on

I also knit exclusively on circs. I still use DPN's for some projects, but my regular straight needles are just collecting dust! Actually they are quite handy for 3 needle bind offs and such....

kiwiknitter's picture

I learned on the 2 sticks,

I learned on the 2 sticks, switched quickly to circulars and never looked back. I can't use straight needles any longer as I find them clumsy and awkward.

rjcb3's picture

I love circulars and use 'em

I love circulars and use 'em for everything...especially since I do a lot of garter stitch work, and a lot of BIG garter stitch work, they're absolutely perfect!

Blame that Zimmermann woman, it's her fault!


MMario's picture

wear my painting shorts to

wear my painting shorts to the LYS and match yarn off the splatter

Brilliant concept!

yes - I much prefer using circular needles to knitting on straight needles - except for small diameter in the round stuff where I prefer DPN's

MMario - Can anybody tell me what year it is?

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Congratulations! The circulars I love for hats and maybe sweater if you are feeling daring and hvae some big stitch holders lol! Ilike knitting in the round !