I’m new here. I’ve read a few posts on the different knitting styles we all have. I’m usually a throw-method knitter, but just last night I was trying to knit continental. I like the speed of continental, but having to hold my first finger up to keep the yarn in place causes my hand too much tension.
So, last night I was working a big bag in the round on circulars.
I discovered that I could hold the working yarn in between my first two toes! I general sit with one foot on the opposite knee anyway, so it worked out really well! I was able to zip around and around, and all my fingers were free to adjust stitches anytime I needed without having to drop the working yarn.
I’d never heard of anyone using feet to knit before, so I thought I’d post the idea and see if I’m completely a freak, or if this sort of thing is common. Obviously, it wouldn’t work very well for something where the stitches change up frequently. And since the bag is going to be felted I wasn’t too concerned about the icky feet factor.
Anyway, hi everyone. How’s that for a weird introduction?