Thank all for the interesting comments on knitting mojo. I was impressed that even Austin PowerS — thank you, M in M — took time out of his busy schedule to comment.
Some Q and A
Have you ever knitted a sock, er, boot out of worsted weight yarn?
I don’t think I have — the heaviest yarn I’ve used is dk weight. But the majority of my socks are fingering weight yarn knitted on size 2.0mm needles.
How did you learn to design knitwear? Did you take a class at a local school? Complete a master knitting course? Make it up as you went along?
I’m making it up as I go along. Don’t tell anyone.
I notice that you generally just knit the pattern on the leg of the sock and don’t carry it on to the instep/upper foot area, why? I’m just curious myself. I like both ways and sometimes I feel that having the smoothness of stockinette across the top of my foot is more comfortable for long wearing of socks day.
I’m a delicate flower and don’t like the feel of anything but stockinette against my foot. While a sock may look nice with a pattern extended down onto the instep, most of the time I hate how it feels.
Betty J asked:
When you pick up the wraps on the short rows, do you just knit (or purl)it then, or do you pull the initial stitch out from underneath the wraps before you knit/purl it?
I don’t pull the stitch out from underneath the wraps — I pluck the wraps off the stitch and then knit the wraps together with the stitch.
Ok, so you have a new stealth knitting project that you do on public transportaion, in front of potentially thousands of people, and you can’t mention it here? And how long have you been working for the CIA?
(Note that I am not answering Dave’s questions here. I emailed him a response about the stealth project. And then I had to kill him because he knew too much. Poor Miss Lulu Kitty. Orphaned at such a tender age.)
Do you do much spinning these days? I’d love to see some if you do!
None. If anyone sees my spinning mojo, would you please send it home to me?
Love the ribbing on the new Keelan! Looks like a couple ridges of garter before the ribbing starts?
Yupperdoodles! There are garter ridges at the bottom and top of the ribbing. I didn’t want the ribbing to pull in too much so added the ridges. I like ‘em! Here’s a lousy picture of the ribbing — it got real dark suddenly due to a storm, so the lighting sucks.
But earlier, Lucy offered to help me knit.
Keelan question: Now that it’s going to button down, what will the neckline be? V-neck seems the most logical, but you didn’t say. Or are you going to wait until you get there and just surprise us?
Keelan will indeed have a v-neck.
P.S. to the 7 billion and 1 people who have emailed me to alert me to the knitting-related short animated film on YouTube: Yes, I’ve seen it, thank you.
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