Saturday, April 4, 2009

Circular Logic

The other day, I attempted to cast on for my first pair of Two-at-Once socks...getting the needles set up was a breeze and I was filled with a false sense of confidence.

Let me just admit that I am a little challenged when it comes to physics, math and some of the sciences, or maybe it's that I lack vision.

Whenever I've tried a new knitting technique or any other crafty thing where the terms are unfamiliar and sound like they won't work out, I have to just dig in and do in order to figure it out.

That usually works fine, but part of the challenge (for me) to knitting with two circulars is that you have to knit to the other end of the same needle that your stitches are on, or else you'll wind up at the end of the row with all the stitches for both socks on one needle. Yep, I know this because I've done it...twice. Twice with the pair of single socks I did and then again the first time I attempted this pair. Okay, I know that's technically three times, but again with the math challenges.

Once I got it in my head that you're transferring the stitches (meaning the ones you're inserting your working needle into) onto the other end of that same circular needle, it was a breeze. I can see now why people get so excited about knitting both at once...even though it's double the stitches, it will not take double the time!


Amanda Villagómez said...

It that my socks? :)

Sally HP said...

Mrs. V those ARE your socks...I believe the proper question would be Are those my socks? :) English teachers...

Amanda Villagómez said...

HAHA - Very funny! Remember how I used to say, "It's just my dialect!"

Sally HP said...

YES! Sherri and I used to get so annoyed because we had to remind you that we all grew up in the same house, in the same geographical region so quick pawning quirky grammar off on dialectical differences...weirdo!