I'm purling....I'm purling!

stillday's picture

This purling stuff has been frustrating. I kept feeling like I was all thumbs. Then last night (about 4 a.m.) I slowed way down and took it step-by-step. Suddenly a neuron fired off, and I think I got it. Once I angled the tip of my right needle (Continental style) down and towards me a little bit, things suddenly started coming together for me.

In fact, my practice swatch has now transitioned from stockinette to K2 P2 ribbing. When my knitting sensei/wife first explained how to do ribbing, I thought she said K2 P2 the row then do the same for the next rows.

After a few rows, I said "Honey this doesn't look like ribbing to me." She looked at my work and chuckled. "After you do a row of K2 P2, you then do a row of P2 K2 and then alternate between the two."

And by golly once I started following instructions, I had ribbing! Woohoo!

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albert's picture

There is a way of casting on

There is a way of casting on using one needle and draping the yarn through your thumb and forefinger. Someone showed me how to do this years ago. Sometimes I can remember how to do it and sometimes not. When I do remember, I can start casting on, cast on 100 stitches and forget how to do it on the one-hundred-and-first. Weird how our brains operate.

purlyman's picture

Congrats!! It's a good

Congrats!! It's a good feeling huh? I've been up at 4am knitting before... not because I'm still up and not because I have to get up to go to work at 4am.... sometimes I just wake up, can't sleep, start thinking about knitting, and get up to do it. There are worse things I guess.

stillday's picture

O.K. I admit it. I finding

O.K. I admit it. I finding myself to be powerless over yarn and my life could become unmanageable if I keep this up.

Well congrats! And

Well congrats! And continental to boot! But...what the heck were you doing up at 4 AM knitting!

BuduR's picture

Knitting, sheesh Tuck

Knitting, sheesh Tuck what do YOU do at 4am?

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Sadly...getting up to go to

Sadly...getting up to go to work when my time could be better spent knitting.

BuduR's picture

awwww, *comfort*

awwww, *comfort* *Hug*
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