More Q&A from my comments!
Vanessa asked: “While stranding, do you carry the lighter color underneath, or on top?”
I always carry the lighter color underneath, the darker color on top. To be honest, I don’t notice any difference in the appearance of the knitted fabric if I reverse this. I did reverse it once halfway through a test piece, just to see if it looked different. Not to me it didn’t. But I still strand consistently. Just because.
Cheryl asked: “Since you mentioned that you won’t get to wear Hank until the fall, do the projects you knit in the warmer months change as well?”
No, I’ll be knitting wool sweaters all summer long. Ah, blessed a/c!
Selma asked: “Are you a picker or a thrower?”
I’m a thrower! A left-handed, continental-style, thrower.
Jo asked: “What do you do about the ‘dreaded jog’?”
Nothing. I don’t care.
And “Do you have a secret pile of UFO’s somewhere?”
No, I almost always finish what I start.
And “Also,how big is your stash?”
Fair to middling. Not huge, but not small either.
And “Where do you put all your sweaters and such,after looking at your FO page I think your closets must be popping.”
Um, no. Not all the sweaters I knit are for me — I do give a bunch of them away.
Lolly asked: “On the delicate subject of, er, errors. Since I’ve ever noticed any pattern errors in any of your stuff, what are you doing? A) My knitting is perfect, I don’t make mistakes; B) I rip back if I spot one so my knitting can be perfect; C) I make a judgment call about how noticeable it is and move on; D) Other?”
The answer is “A.” Of course I’m perfect.
No . . . just near-perfect (heh heh). The answer is: “It depends.” I tend not to make errors, but if I did make one and it was in an un-noticable place, I might leave it. If not, I’d rip back and fix it.
I remember when I was knitting Inishmore, I made really bonehead move and had half of the second sleeve done before I noticed it — had to rip back to the cuff. Which I did. I remember telling Geane that I felt like a really Inish-moron.
But I think that’s the last mistake I’ve made . . .
One more question. Sheila asked: “Yours is the first Henry VIII I’ve seen using pure Jamieson Spindrift. Have you had any opportunities to compare it side-by-side with one built of the AS Campion? I’d be interested to hear what, if any, differences you note.”
No, mine is the first Henry I’ve seen “in person.” And I’ve never knitted anything out of Scottish Campion, period. I know the Jamieson “Autumn Substitute” is different from the original Scottish Campion “Autumn.” The “Autumn Substitute” is made of of two colors — one in each ply. It’s one ply of a rust color and one ply of a light mint green.
Here’s a close-up that shows my Hank’s colors pretty accurately:
Speaking of Hank, I got a lot of weekend knitting in. Watched two great movies to knit by: The Captain’s Paradise, a fun old British comedy from 1953, starring one of my all-time favorite, Alec Guinness, and A Beautiful Mind, neither fun nor a comedy, but a great movie. So here are my knitting results:
Izzy had a relaxing weekend too, but now she’s ready for Monday!