Now, I've attempted to knit several times over the years and got bored. I think my first attempt was when Jackson was a newborn, nine years ago. And then I got busy with our house renovations, Joe's army promotion, a move to a new state, and more babies. I think my second attempt was after Sawyer was born. And I easily got bored. I guess the third time is a charm because I'm not just knitting swatches and practicing stitches. I'm making stuff. Stuff that can be worn.
But with knitting comes lots of different needle sizes. And, ugh, at almost $9 a pair, it was getting to be a little pricey for me. (Although I always have used my 40%-50% coupons for Michaels and Jo-Ann.) Each project has its own needle requirements and if you don't get the right gauge, then you need to switch to different needles. And, well, that's another 20-minute trip to town and more money.
Before I decided to delve into the world of DPNs (double-point needles), I decided to check eBay. I am so very happy that I did because I scored 15 pairs of bamboo DPNs for just over $1 a pair. Woot!
So, what was the first thing I made with these DPNs? Well, Toast, of course. These armwarmers were the perfect project to get me started working with DPNs. And there's no thumb hole to contend with.
Sorry for the dumb pose, but have you ever noticed that there are a lot of funky poses when people are showing off these sorts of accessories? Just for fun I had to do it, too.