During the Christmas season, I knit ALOT… I get “repetitive stress” and have to quit. and then Im upset cuz I cant work on the piece and get it done so I can move on to the next present.
I just got an email from Knitting Daily (heres the link for those interested) about Continental Knitting. Im a thrower and have often entertained the idea of learning continental knitting. Im also a crocheter so a friend of mine once told me it would be very easy to learn how to knit continental and would be easier on my hands to be able to switch ways of knitting when needed. She also told me I already know how to knit continental because she watches me knit socks one inside the other. Both hands are holding yarn and working. I would just need to take the yarn outta my right hand and just knit that way and… viola yea ok i said…lol
I never tried untill…
I got this email today…they must be reading my mind that im on this computer because my hands hurt and im taking a break…HOWD THEY KNOW THAT??? LOL
Anyway… i looked up some stuff and found this
and am trying my hand at it. Its very fiddly but it was that way when i first started throwing too. I must get to know how to tention my yarn. I am pulling from how i hold my hand when i crochet. Its helping. I will get it and may be a convert? who knows but it is gonna be nice knowing how to knit in different ways. And I hear this way is faster. Maybe eventually…
I would like to hear what yall think about this subject and any tips for me in my new endevor.