Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Look Ma, TWO hands!


That's right -- I did it! Two-handed knitting. Started this Sunday night, and I can't believe how quickly it is working up. This is for lil' bro Jason and next up -- hopefully to be cast on today -- is a hat using this R2D2 chart for my other lil bro, Zac. I really enjoyed the whole Fairisle, two-handed thing. When I did Jacob's R2D2 hat, I had to stop and switch yarns to throw and my floats ended up a bit too tight and puckery. Somehow, this was much easier to knit loosely and was just all around quicker and more pleasant to work. I can see a lot more colorwork in my future now! Don't count on me going Continental anytime soon, tho. The whole purling thing still mystifies me, and I have got reasonably speedy in my old way.
Oh, and at some point I'll finish my mom's mitts. I have until Christmas eve to see that side of the family, so I am feverishly making use of the time! As for lil sis, her scarf is done (OMG, I want it!) and I'll try to get some modeled shots once I weave in the ends. She is going to Aruba for Xmas, so I am going to give it to my mom for her before hand. Glad that one got done!
all for now -- back to knitting!

10 comments:

Lora said...

Lookin Good!

Julie said...

Looks great! Colorwork is on my list of things to do in the new year. Early in the new year!

Kim said...

I have never been good at colored knitting and knitting with 2 hands, but I am going to give it a try again this winter.

Cute hat!

Donna said...

That looks awesome! Isn't color work almost like therapy? Once you get into the groove it is very relaxing....

LMardenNH said...

so gorge. the things you can do with those hands.....

Jackie said...

Too cool. He is going to look so handsome (handsomer?) in it!

han said...

hmm ive never heard of two handed knitting?! is it just what it sounds like??

SleepyEyes said...

Looks even better in person! Great colors, too!

Gigi said...

What a great hat design. I think the purple and grey go so well together.

jessie said...

After knitting two colors by dropping one yarn with every changed color for YEARS, I finally figured out the two-handed knitting thing a couple of years ago. Liberation! Fast, easy, and no more tangled skeins.

Congratulations (and sorry I'm so far behind on blogs!).