Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ooooooh-Kay, so what is it?

aside from an unlikely looking, not going to win any knitting prizes object, that is?

Well, it's a swatch from camp.

Down in the bottom part are some practice short rows. The important part about them for me is that they were worked by "knitting back backward". I, personally, do not have a figure that calls for bust darts, but if I did, this would be the way to go. And on my next heel I'm going to give this try, if only to reinforce the motions in my hands and head.

Just above that is a bit of practice with Norwegian Purl. I'm not sure I'll be switching over my purling style, but it's kind of nice to have done it, just to try something different.

At the top is about two hours worth of plugging away at double knitting with one yarn held in each hand. Not perfect, but definitely getting better. So maybe I should go ahead and make, oh, a potholder or something. Actually, I think it would be lovely to have a pair of double knit mittens, because they would be so warm. (Add to growing mental list of things to do.)

1 comment:

YarnThrower said...

Whoa -- lots of nice, advanced techniques in all of that! I learned how to Norwegian purl a few years ago, and I can't remember how to do it, now, though I still have my notes from the class... I'll be watching how you do your new short row technique on your heels...always looking for ways to tweak a basic sock...