Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day 3 of green-with-envy NaBloPoMo...

I am a liar. Last year at  Knot Hysteria I promised The Yarn Harlot I would give lever knitting a try. Watch the video. See how there is no discernible difference between the speed of Stephanie's knits and her purls? See how fast she is at both? See how I'm smacking myself upside the head? I "tried" lever knitting for about five days. That's like saying you tried being married but you didn't like how hard it was to walk down the aisle, so you're going back to being single. Now I'm paying the price for my stubborn hold on continental knitting. I am stuck in the middle of the hell that is purling with sock yarn on size one needles. I actually timed myself. I'm about 30% slower on the purl side than the knitting side. This sucks. Stephanie, I wish I'd listened to you. Feel free to say, "I told you so."

If The Yarn Harlot ever has a Lever Knitting Immersion Workshop, sign me up. We can start on a Friday night. After a beer or a glass of wine, just to loosen everybody up a bit, we must lever knit and ONLY lever knit, for the entire weekend. It will either kill me or cure me. Either way, it's got to be better than endless rows of achingly slow purl stitches, for an entire sweater. Oh hell, just shoot me now.


  1. Holy freaking cow - I almost wish that I hadn't watched that video. Lever Knitting is - never mind, I'm speechless. I need a glass of wine before I commit myself to even attempting that method!!!!!!!
    wow - did I REALLY see that??????

  2. Well, that doesn't look to much different than my way of knitting to me. I am not that fast but also hold my thread over in my right hand.

  3. That is a beautiful thing to watch. lolol
    Though I'm pretty quick for a right-handed knitter without that method, I've found. Not *that* quick though.

  4. holy moly. I've heard about her knitting, but I hadn't seen it. She mentions a sewing machine, and she does look like a sewing machine. wow.

  5. Hmmm... if I knit faster, I might run out of stash sooner. I'm not sure how I feel about that :-)


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