8/20/18

On the DPN's...Double Pointed Nightmare!

Several years ago I began combining crochet and knitting, especially when an edging was needed on a knitted item and visa versa.  Adding a knitted band to a crocheted hat requires picking up crochet stitches with a knitting needle.  Simple enough, right!  Except when it is in the 'round' like this hat/cap. 
 
I would try every small circular needle in my arsenal before I would even think about knitting with FOUR needles...aka DPN's...double pointed needles.  Seriously, when I first started knitting, using two needles was sometimes a challenge and circulars, well, they actually are my faves.  But, I didn't have a small enough circular for this hat/cap so...DPN's...which, at one time I had nightmares over, were unearthed from the bottom of my needle bag.   So, the made with Hand Spun Yarn by Sue McPeak hat/cap required a knitted band with DPN's....there was no other choice....I had to make something with the HandSpun Yarn by Sue McPeak.

I haven't had much time of late for spinning!  Can you believe it?  Especially since February, when my wheel arrived and I was totally in the OverDoSue SpinArama mode.  However, at some point one has to take time to make something with all that 'Hand Spun Yarn' by Sue McPeak. 

The NUMBER #1 question people ask when they see the 'Hand Spun Yarn' is....
"WHAT DO YOU DO WITH IT"? 
I LOVE this question as it gives me the opportunity to 'Show and Tell'.
 
I SHOW the Capes and Cowls and TELL...
"I Knit, Crochet, Weave and whatever else my
OverThinkItSue can come up with.
 
Speaking of Knit and Crochet with Hand Spun Yarn...
Here is the result of the DPN's hat Band.
Dreamy, huh!

5 comments:

  1. Cute hat. I love yarns, but, I haven't a clue what to do with knitting needles or crochet hooks. I just don't 'get it'.

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    1. Thanks...I lost the pattern from last year, so it was a guessing game as to number of stitches and size. Next time you are here come by...I will teach you to knit/crochet and you WILL get it, and be hooked...like me.

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  2. You are a whirlwind of spin-a-rama...needles, hooks, and god knows what else is a-flyin'.
    Talented and ready for fall - that's Over do Sue.

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  3. So many pretty things, Sue! Wow!

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  4. all the times I tried to learn knitting and couldn't pick it up. And I've about abandoned crocheting. But my 90 year old mother in law has developed dementia and I need to crochet a lap blanket or something similar for her that will help her when she reaches the "twiddling" stage. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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