October 07, 2005
New levels of insanity
Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs? That's me!
What's a girl to do on a Friday afternoon when she's able to escape work early? I know you're going to say, "wash her much-neglected dishes," to which I respond, "As if!"
I got many comments and e-mails about the entry where I introduce the sample felted dog bed I'm knitting for Annie's new book. People were very curious about this double-knitting technique, and how it is that I'm able to knit holding two strands in my left hand.
Well, I made a little video to show you exactly how!
Click on the extended entry link to keep reading.
Before you click on the play button, I want to tell you a few things.
- I am now knitting the second section of the bed (I may at some point backtrack and show you more of the completed first section), where both yarns (this is KnitPicks Sierra) are Leaf (forest green); previously one was Leaf, and one Bud (light green). The technique is the same, and the same kind of pocket is still being formed.
- When I say "double-knitting," I mean that two fabrics are knit at once, one with each yarn strand, but using the same needles.
- In this video, I am deliberately knitting very slowly.
- I'm knitting using the Combined method here, so to some of you it will appear that I'm knitting through the back loop (I am), and that I'm wrapping my purls in a different direction (I am). To read more about Combined/Combination knitting, you can visit Annie's site or mine.
- I only have access to a Mac right now, so I have no idea if PC users are able to play the video. If you can't and are using Internet Explorer, try Firefox.
- The video is short and small because I pay for my own bandwidth. I may even have to take it down towards the end of the day on Tuesday.
The video has been taken down. E-mail me if you'd like me to direct you to its location.
Isn't this the coolest and most clever technique ever?!? Annie is brilliant, and thanks to her hint, I'm cruising right along with this project.
You see my knitting all the time, and pictures of me often enough... is video knitting the next step? Are you getting a warm and fuzzy feeling having seen my hands move in real time? :) :)