After reading on Knit and Tonic about Continental vs English knitting styles I did some research, turns out I knit English style. Which also I hear is the slower style. I had no idea! I knew I was slow, but now I find out there may be a reason! See this is what happens when you live in a crappy town with no LYS or knitting group. There is no one to tell me these things! Things like I could knit faster if I switched styles, or that I should be a yarn snob, which I’ve learned that from my fellow bloggers, but I’m not even sure I’m good at it. A moment of self-pity here folks, so turn your head in disgust if that sort of thing bothers you. Oh how I wish there were a local knitting group or even a LYS I could turn to when I have questions or to learn new things. Ok pity-party over!
I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday, their knitting tools and accessories were 50% off. I also got some pink yarn to make myself a pink scarf to wear this month. Well after Mother Nature quits messing around and makes it fall again, it was 93 here yesterday! Oh and the pretty needles you see there? I thought it would be nice to have some short fun needles for scarves and what-not, but they are heavy! They’re going back. The peachy yarn was just so pretty, I know I don’t need another scarf, but it’s pretty! I really have to stay away from yarn like this, I really would rather spend my money and nice yarn for a project, but I’m in impulse buyer. I can’t help it!
Question for the knitters – do you think it’s worth it to teach myself to knit Continental?