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Old 05-25-2005, 07:24 PM   #1
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It finally clicked!!!
OMG, yay for me!
So, after knitting for about three months now, I've finally figured out how to hold my yarn!! :D
I'm a leftie knitting continental, and for the life of me I just could not figure out how to hold the yarn in my left hand. I just kept throwing the yarn over the needle each time. Well, today, out of nowhere, it suddenly just clicked. Wow, knitting goes by a lot faster once you figure out the whole yarn thing. I'm a knittin' fool now! :XX:

BTW, I'm on my first project on circs, but I'm getting annoyed with how I have to keep stopping to shove the stitches over. Is there a way to avoid this next time? I'm using Denises (which I lots.)

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Old 05-25-2005, 08:28 PM   #2
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ya know sharon, i think i basically do the same thing (lefty throwing continental)...i know i wasn't taught like that but somewhere along the line i started doing it, and i swear i look at the videos and none of them look right to me...they all feel very foreign. And you should seeeee the way i purl...lol

i figure it doesn't matter tooo much...the results are the same either way! but mebbe at some point i will figure out how to do it correctly too...lol
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Old 05-25-2005, 08:41 PM   #3
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Good for you!!! I'm a continental knitter who throws: it's the only way that's comfortable for me, when though it's not very fast and looks wierd. KK even told me I knit wierd when we met on Saturday (i amlost cried at first, but I sucked it up). It IS wierd! But the picking thing hasn't sunk in for me yet, so rather then have a bunch of wierd loosey funky wonky stitches, I just do it my way. Glad you got it though.. it's been a year and a half for me, and I'm no closer than I was on day 1!! ooh well!
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Old 05-25-2005, 09:44 PM   #4
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Oh, WALK IT OFF, Hildie!

I get as close to picking as an english knitter can, so, you never know
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:15 PM   #5
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Re: It finally clicked!!!
Originally Posted by gimmesanity
OMG, yay for me!
So, after knitting for about three months now, I've finally figured out how to hold my yarn!! :D
I'm a leftie knitting continental, and for the life of me I just could not figure out how to hold the yarn in my left hand. I just kept throwing the yarn over the needle each time. Well, today, out of nowhere, it suddenly just clicked. Wow, knitting goes by a lot faster once you figure out the whole yarn thing. I'm a knittin' fool now! :XX:
Someday I hope to be there. But for now, I'm just working on getting down the basics.
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Old 06-01-2005, 12:58 AM   #6
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I thought I was the only one: I'm a continental knitter who throws, too! I think it started when I was working on big needles with chunky yarn...wanted to make sure the yarn "made it" around. And, it became a habit. Though, I must admit that in those rare moments when it clicks and I really do knit continental, I can't believe how fast I fly!

Isn't it funny how fast we can develop "bad" habits? And, how much they stick!

Congrats on getting "the click"!!!!


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