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Well, now! I just got an object lesson in just how much knitting… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
February 23rd, 2008
07:27 am


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Well, now! I just got an object lesson in just how much knitting tension (at least for me) is affected by which hand feeds the yarn. Wow. My grandmother gave me a pretty little doily she knitted, plus the (hand written!) pattern she used, for Christmas. I was giving it a try last night, starting by feeding with my left hand. Two sections later I changed to my right (thinking, "oh, yes, this is how I do it!"). Two more sections and I am staring at it is dismay. My left is very much looser than my right.

Now, I need to decide which of the two tensions I want to use for this. Left makes it lacy, right makes it dense (the pattern actually says it supposed to be a round dish cloth). It's pretty quick... maybe I will do both.

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Date:February 23rd, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)

I didn't remember you knitted. You need to get on Ravelry. It's like crack. LJ-styled crack for knitters.

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Date:February 23rd, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
I put myself on the wait list for an invitation. Thanks.
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Date:February 23rd, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
It took me five or six days to get my invite. It's so worth it. Star's on it, too!
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Date:February 23rd, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Heh, with all of my experience with knitting and other crafts, I can never seem to get the tension right on larger projects. My attempts at following patterns for sweaters have been time consuming, and ill fitting. My theory is that as I get older I will have the patience to figure it out. Yeah, right :>
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Date:February 27th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
Um you knit????

Ok, I just loop it around my left fingers and add gradually. I am a notorious tight knitter in my group, but it works well for the socks that I do.
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