July 29, 2008
NO WRONG WAY
There is no wrong way to knit. The only rule is to not drop a stitch or do something that will cause the knittery (thanks for the term, CaliValleyDude) to unravel. How you hold the sticks, where you hold the yarn, all of this is irrelevant. I rest my needles on my thighs and move the left one around the right; I think the only other people in the world who do that are the people who learned knitting from me. Which is actually quite a few people, I am happy to say.
I've heard stories from people who've gone into highbrow knitting stores and the ladies there want them to change the way they hold everything. That makes me mad. There's no wrong way to do it.
(This post prompted by this post.)
The only wrong way to knit is to take on making two wedding afghans a month before the weddings. And realizing that you now have a week to finish the remaining thirds of both of them.
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Imagine their gasp if they found out I was using a (loom). Only thing I can knit with needles is a knot. Crochet? One chain. That's it. The loom? I've fired off three hats, a mini afghan for a dolly and one bootie. All in one weekend while traveling.
When I took typing in high school, I got a B because I used the wrong finger when typing the letter "B." Go figure. Not even sure how my typing teacher ever found out, but I was the only one who was doing it, apparently. I now type approximately 80 wpm and never miss the B, but I miss other letters. Go figure.
I'm an end results girl and more people should be. As long as no one gets hurt and it turns out lovely, I'm with you, who cares how it got there.
I'm hoping one day to graduate to needles, but, in the meantime, I'll be making hats until all little baby heads are warm and cozy.
Posted by: Susan at July 29, 2008 09:56 AM (4aKG6)
Well, I have to add one thing.
If you are a beginner, teaching yourself, do NOT invent a stitch that no one around knows anything about. At least without writing it down...
If you only knew how many projects never got finished because of that very thing. ;-)
Posted by: Tammi at July 30, 2008 05:24 AM (pWX3U)
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