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Old 11-03-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
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I just finished a hat using Lion Brand's WoolEase Thick and Quick. fantastic stuff. I used size 13 circulars and then 10 1/2 dpns to reduce. I couldn't find anything bigger for the dpn's, so I just went for it and hoped for the best.

I seriously love this stuff. It's incredibly easy to work with, and it comes together very, very quickly. I doubt I have more than 4 hours into the hat and I made it big. It's soft and comfy, very warm, and I have nothing bad to say about it. I'll let Oryx chime in on crocheting with it - she's working on a pair of socks.

I switched back to worsted weight yarn to do a scarf for my daughter - she picked out the color. It's like I'm moving in slow motion. The thing is only 6 inches long and I've been working for three nights now!
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I have some of the WoolEase Thick n' Quick and couldn't get used to the bulkiness of it, even on size 13 straights it seemed too big. Patternworks has the size 13 dpns http://www.patternworks.com/productd...INT-NEEDLE.htm Kinda pricey, though.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:20 PM   #3
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Holy cow! $24.00 for a set of needles! No thanks. I'll go with the 10 1/2s that I used to close up the cap. It was pretty awkward, but not that bad, and the hat turned out fine without me dropping 24 bones.
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Trout you need a healthy manly hobby like building explosions, or shark wrestling or something.
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I was at the local Occupy site yesterday. Nothing like a bunch of men sitting around in a circle knitting hats for the coming winter.
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I'm a fisherman, backcountry hiker and a motorcyclist biker. Do any of those count?

Edit: How's that?
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I'm ... a motorcyclist.
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I'm ... a biker.
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I'm a dinosaur puncher.
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It's tragic really. Thats the reason there are no dinosaurs I got too good
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Men used to be the only ones allowed to knit, and they had guilds for it.
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Same with weaving.
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I just finished a hat <snip>
I'm just always happy to learn about another man that knits.

I've been away from it for a while, but I've made a few hats, scarves, sweaters, and such.

Here's to violating senseless gender norms!
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I almost finished a latchhook project once.

Sans keeps threatening to make me learn to knit. It's not that I think there is anything wrong with guys knitting, it's just that after watching Sans knit for the last four years, I have determined that my brain does not contain enough synapses for me to comprehend the process of knitting.

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Old 11-04-2011, 11:29 PM   #19
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I almost finished a latchhook project once.

Sans keeps threatening to make me learn to knit. It's not that I think there is anything wrong with guys knitting, it's just that after watching Sans knit for the last four years, I have determined that my brain does not contain enough synapses for me to comprehend the process of knitting.

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That's exactly how I feel about crocheting. Screw that. It's like memorizing an NFL playbook.

Knitting is really easy once you get the hang of it. There are only two stitches, knit and purl. Actually, a purl is just a backwards knit. Once you learn both of them, everything is just those two in different sequence. It's one of those things that looks complex but isn't.

I like it because it keeps my hands busy. Sometimes I get fidgety. Knitting demands enough attention to take my mind off of whatever is bugging me, but is easy enough that I can still watch tv or track a conversation.
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I almost finished a latchhook project once.

Sans keeps threatening to make me learn to knit. It's not that I think there is anything wrong with guys knitting, it's just that after watching Sans knit for the last four years, I have determined that my brain does not contain enough synapses for me to comprehend the process of knitting.

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I did several latch-hooks. Did some cross-stitch stuff. Even taught my mom macrame' (which tickled my grandmother because she tried but could never get my mom to sit still long enough to learn! )

I just have the attention span of, well, a guy. Never could stick to it long enough

ETA - I even did a few pannels for a blanket once
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Latch hook drove me nuts. I haven't done it since I was about ten, though. Cross stitch is also maddening. My grandmother did embroidery, like dish towels and dresser scarves. I'm one of the lucky granddaughters who got an embroidered dish towel set from her before she passed away. I can crochet (my GREAT grandmother taught me when I was really young), but it's just not at satisfying as knitting is for me.
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