And the best part of my new gift to me? I can use them to make gifts for everyone else!
Working with dpn's is another skill that I used to find intimidating -- or at least, confusing. Kishi often remarks that he believes me to be a wizard, and my knitting is some sort of sorcery. (I am alright with this.) But once I got started, my hands seemed to figure it out on their own. The biggest thing to remember is to double and triple check that your cast-on stitches are straight before joining them to knit in the round. Considering you're generally using three or four needles at a time, that makes three or four more chances for your stitches to get twisted. Also, try to keep your stitches centered on the needle, so they don't slip off the end while you're working.
|So much faster than knitting flat and sewing it up later!|