Look Ma, TWO hands!


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That’s right — I did it! Two-handed knitting. Started this Sunday night, and I can’t believe how quickly it is working up. This is for lil’ bro Jason and next up — hopefully to be cast on today — is a hat using this R2D2 chart for my other lil bro, Zac. I really enjoyed the whole Fairisle, two-handed thing. When I did Jacob’s R2D2 hat, I had to stop and switch yarns to throw and my floats ended up a bit too tight and puckery. Somehow, this was much easier to knit loosely and was just all around quicker and more pleasant to work. I can see a lot more colorwork in my future now! Don’t count on me going Continental anytime soon, tho. The whole purling thing still mystifies me, and I have got reasonably speedy in my old way.
Oh, and at some point I’ll finish my mom’s mitts. I have until Christmas eve to see that side of the family, so I am feverishly making use of the time! As for lil sis, her scarf is done (OMG, I want it!) and I’ll try to get some modeled shots once I weave in the ends. She is going to Aruba for Xmas, so I am going to give it to my mom for her before hand. Glad that one got done!
all for now — back to knitting!

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10 Responses to Look Ma, TWO hands!

  1. Lora says:

    Lookin Good!

  2. Julie says:

    Looks great! Colorwork is on my list of things to do in the new year. Early in the new year!

  3. Kim says:

    I have never been good at colored knitting and knitting with 2 hands, but I am going to give it a try again this winter.

    Cute hat!

  4. Donna says:

    That looks awesome! Isn’t color work almost like therapy? Once you get into the groove it is very relaxing….

  5. LMardenNH says:

    so gorge. the things you can do with those hands…..

  6. Jackie says:

    Too cool. He is going to look so handsome (handsomer?) in it!

  7. han says:

    hmm ive never heard of two handed knitting?! is it just what it sounds like??

  8. SleepyEyes says:

    Looks even better in person! Great colors, too!

  9. Gigi says:

    What a great hat design. I think the purple and grey go so well together.

  10. jessie says:

    After knitting two colors by dropping one yarn with every changed color for YEARS, I finally figured out the two-handed knitting thing a couple of years ago. Liberation! Fast, easy, and no more tangled skeins.

    Congratulations (and sorry I’m so far behind on blogs!).

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