So, I was perusing blogs the other night through the Reader on WordPress. Sometimes I find new to me blogs to add to my Netvibes list. I came upon one that had an adorable baby sweater, a striped Little Coffee Bean. She was talking about leaving all the ends undone until the end, which I am quite guilty of. In looking at the sweet sweater I noticed something strange with the bands. And then I realize, they were picked up from the wrong side of the sweater, the inside.
So, the dilemma, what would you do? Comment something nice and leave the blogger in her ignorance, or to be fair maybe she meant(?) to do it, or do you mention it in your comment. Or maybe no comment at all? Well, not known to be shy, I did comment and pointed out the issue. And then did acknowledge it’s an adorable sweater. But I wonder. Was it the right thing to do?
I am one who believes every knitter can develop their way of knitting, NO way is better, righteous, faster, or superior, to the other. NO WAY! I don’t care if so and so celebrity knitter told you Continental is faster. I don’t care if someone said it’s better to tension the yarn around your neck. The best way for you to knit is the way YOU knit. The only reason to change your method is if it isn’t working for you. I was first taught to knit Continental and I FAILED! Ten years later I was taught English and I haven’t stopped. For me the hand holding the yarn was the problem. I cannot tension with my left hand, I am too right hand dominant. I can muddle through with my left hand, but find no compelling reason to force it.
But, I do feel there are certain rules to knitting that cannot be broken. Button bands must be picked up from the right side. Sure, you can pick up from the wrong side, but why would you. What do you think?
In life stories, prayers needed for College Girl. She had to go to the health clinic at school the other day for her ears. She has been plagued by ear issues since a baby. She had infections constantly. Once older they found she had a skin condition that creates a mashed potato effect in her inner ear. Constant build up causes impacted gunk and loss of hearing. In trying to clear out the gunk the student nurse could not find her eardrum. The Dr eventually determined the skin condition has cause her ear to produce skin covering her eardrum. 100% in one ear, 50% in the other. She failed a hearing test after passing the first 2. So we are off to visit an ENT group to determine what they can do for her. And trying to schedule this all around the MCAT in May, research job in May, and then hopefully another research job this summer. We want it to be done before school resumes in August.
And more text convos with Diva Girl, who’s in Florida.