Slip it in reverse
Wednesday August 20th 2008, 2:59 pm
Filed under: Knit

Swatched at birthThe 20″ long tie-in-front blue shawl is one skein of Lisa Souza’s Sock!Merino in Siobhan; the white is one strand Misti Baby Alpaca laceweight doubled with one strand of Claudia’s laceweight silk, 1100 yards/100g, a half skein left over from an earlier project.

I’m playing with my yarns.  I’m reversing the placements of the ssk’s and the k2tog’s.  Except, doing one project right after the other, my fingers keep stuttering: wwwwait, which, oh, that’s right, got it.  I feel a little like a teen in driver’s ed trying not to hit the gas when I’m going for the brakes as my movements re-orient to the new reality.

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That’s the best argument I’ve heard for monogamous knitting. Once your fingers know the drill, stick with it. Of course, the time comes to teach “the old dog a new trick”. Ah, there’s the rub.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 08.20.08 @ 6:06 pm

I have trouble thinking I could do that right after working things the other way round. Maybe a month later….maybe.

Comment by Ruth 08.20.08 @ 10:15 pm

The silk yarn sounds absolutely lovely. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished project. Do you knit at specific times of the day or just when the mood strikes you (which could be always)?

Comment by Joansie 08.21.08 @ 5:01 am

So when are you planning to have the book done and released so we can see your beautiful designs? 🙂 The silk and alpaca laceweight blend sounds heavenly.

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 08.21.08 @ 5:38 am

You enjoy taunting us, don’t you!? 😉

Comment by Channon 08.21.08 @ 7:22 am

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