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Old 09-21-2007, 07:44 AM   #31
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I had an "Aha Moment" myself, last night.

I had watched the video in the past for purling continental style and tried it. But it just didn't work for me. My fingers didn't move like that.

But last night, on a whim, I decided to try it again. And it worked! I could do it! Yay!!!! Life is good now!
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:36 AM   #32
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Yes!
You are now the true boss of your own knitting.
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:53 AM   #33
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Mason, glad to see you are knitting away and progressing! Stop in over at MWK - you're missed!

I never had an A-HAH! moment re: reading my knitting - probably because it took me 40 years to figure out how to purl at *all* By the time I could make a purl stitch I already knew how to read my knitting - the ones that weren't the stitches I already knew were the purls!
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:09 AM   #34
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Usually the bulb lights up at the most surprising times. Congrats!!
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Old 09-22-2007, 09:44 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by pauly81 View Post
every knitting book tells me it's a whole lot easier to know what your stitches look like. I never thought about it, and I found out why when I got distracted, and had to count. I am still learning to do it. The light bulb hasn't came on yet Im knitting in the dark.
Yeah I had the same problem. Somewhere along the way it just seems to happen when you aren't trying. Knitting the Irish Hiking Scarf pattern did it for me as it was rows and rows and rows of a distinct pattern. It just sort of appeared and now it just seems obvious.
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Originally Posted by MMario View Post
Mason, glad to see you are knitting away and progressing! Stop in over at MWK - you're missed!

I never had an A-HAH! moment re: reading my knitting - probably because it took me 40 years to figure out how to purl at *all* By the time I could make a purl stitch I already knew how to read my knitting - the ones that weren't the stitches I already knew were the purls!

Thanks Mario. I guess I haven't stopped in over at MWK in a while. I've been so busy with work that my net time has been a little limited. I'll make a point of it. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 09-22-2007, 11:47 PM   #37
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That's always a good feeling when you learn to recognize what stitches are supposed to look like on your needles. It saves a lot of time and heartache. That was something that, when it dawned on me (the actual mechanics of the stitches), made my knitting a whole lot easier. It also made it a lot easier to go back and correct mistakes.
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:47 AM   #38
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Hi'ya Mason! I wanna grow up to be like YOU: able to read computerese! We all have our learning curve! Up until about 5 years ago...I didn't know how to turn a computer ON. Literally.

Congrats on the lightbulb moment!
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:39 AM   #39
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How cool! I love it when that happens, there are more knitting things like that in store for you

To me, it feels like that moment when you are looking at one of those 3-D Magic Eye pictures, and it suddenly pops out and then you can't believe you couldn't see it before and you can't make it go away.
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