I seriously wish I had learned magic loop sooner in my knitting lifetime. Thanks to Amanda for getting the ball rolling! I think if I hadn't had this last week off in between my two jobs, maybe I wouldn't have sat down to really try to figure it all out. Who knows. It's much easier than I thought it was going to be, that's for sure.
I knew that you divide the stitches in half but the whole notion of how do I knit the stitches is what truly scared me. Once I got it, I couldn't believe it's simplicity! And is it ever fast! On dpns it would've taken me forever just to do the ribbing (I currently despise twisted rib!) with a few breaks in between because of my hand hurting from the awkward way I start holding my dpns while doing the twisted rib. I'm still waiting for the kicker...there's gotta be something I'm not getting! When I showed my fiance, he kind of threw up his hands and said, "I. don't. get. it." I had to sit him down, show and explain what was going on with the stitches. He didn't understand how they came off though. In the end, he liked magic loop too. Okay, off to get the rest of that sleeve worked on! Sarah, you have to try magic loop now!!