I am continuing with my magic loop project. I am making this (and I can make a plug for a fellow blogger) http://100percentmadebyme.blogspot.com/2012/12/ballet-shrug-free-pattern.html. I am going to have to modify the sleeves some because my wrist is certainly not the same width as my upper arm. Even with the stretchyness of stockinette, I am quite sure I will need more room, so I will be doing some increases as I get farther along.
Part of what I love about magic loop now, given that I have to figure out where and when to put in increases is the fact that I can put the piece onto the long cable and try it on easier, by far, than I ever could with DPNs. So that part is really nice. I know I wont lose stitches and I can get the item to fit me exactly how I want it to without having to guess.
I admit, there is a learning curve. It isn't so much that it is difficult to use magic loop, I just have to remember where I am in the work and where I need to move the active stitches so that I am not just going back and forth over the same side. Basically I just have to pay attention to what I am doing and where my yarn is coming from. It is not difficult, I just have to pay attention. Getting the yarn where I want it after moving my stitches is also a trick that I am still working on.
Overall I like the technique. I think once I get used to working with it I wont have many long-term difficulties. As long as I am paying attention to what and where I am knitting it is turning out great so far!
I really enjoy learning new techniques, especially when they work! I will have to work on thumb gussets more, since they didn't turn out how I wanted. But this, so far, is going really well for me! I will get a picture up of this, but it will probably be after the weekend. Family stuff going on that will keep me super busy!