Good evening. Do ya got dinner in the oven? I wish you could smell the chicken (seasoned in fajitas spices on a hot pan with slices of bell pepper and onions) cookin’ up in here. Your stomach would definitely rumble.
I recently finished knitting up the foot of Speckle Me Waffles #2. The next section to work on will be the rounded toe. After that, I’ll put in the afterthought heel.
As mentioned before, I’ve been Portuguese knitting on this second sock. I didn’t want to practice the Portuguese style separately anymore and so took the plunge. I decided it would be okay for one sock to be a tad snugger. The first sock is (unblocked) 8.5 stitches per inch which is about a 6.5″ circumference. The second sock is (unblocked) 9 stitches per inch which is almost 6.25″ in circumference.
I’ll record a little video one day of me knitting. I’m getting better at this new style; it’s been a month since my class. I’m a little bit faster but no way as quick as with Continental. Most of the time it flows. I feel more comfortable tensioning the yarn in my right hand, but I do adjust when needed as sometimes my purling gets loose. I feel that maybe a knitter who throws has a slight advantage because she is used to holding the yarn with her right.
What I love about Portuguese knitting is if I forget my pin at home, I can loop the yarn around my neck. I do usually use my knitting pin. Here are some examples of knitting pins. I hope to one day buy one of Andrea’s magnetic ones which prevent the creation of holes in one’s garment. I definitely want to support her. She had told us a story in class where she loved this Etsy seller who made something like a knitting pin. My teacher asked the seller if she could make such and such design. Andrea was told they don’t do custom orders and now this seller is selling magnetic knitting pins! I thought that was so rude.
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