So i'm here at work and im bored so im going thru all Amy's video's just for fun. I went into the "Picking up stitches" video and LOVE The way she does it!!! The way i was shown to do it years ago was to just stick your needle thru any loop you could find and then use that as your stitches. This is messy and very very tight and hard to work. So i totally understand how she is picking up the stitches and i just have two questions:
1) Is this the same as a method i once heard of called "invisibly pick up stitches" (or something like that) or is this the only method there is to pick up stitches?
2) Can i use this method when i make my thumb on my mitts? And if yes how would i do it because i see Amy has a strand of working yarn already available (like as if your knitting socks) but when you start the thumb off of the thumb gusset you have to JOIN a new strand of yarn. So how could you use this method for the thumb while adding a new strand of yarn at the same time????
I'm so excited to learn a better techniques!! i hope my question makes sence!