How long have you been knitting? I've been knitting for about 3 years.
You've gotten quite good at it in those three years! I understand you can crochet and knit. Which do you like more and why? I think I like knitting the most. When you look at patterns, knitted patterns look more professional and detailed to me.
I like knitting better, although it goes slower than crochet. English or Continental? I'm a Continental knitter. I didn't know that until one of the knitter in the group point out that my stitches were backwards. I was puzzled because I knitted like my wife, who taught me. Come to find out, I knit like I crochet with the yarn in my left hand.
Yeah, I'm still trying to figure out how that happened. I wish I could knit continental. It goes so much faster. What is your needle preference? Circulars or straight needles, nickel or bamboo? I would prefer straight needles because of the way I hold the needles. I hold my left needle perpendicular and allow the end to rest on my thigh. That can't be done with circular. Unfortunately, most of the patterns call for circular due to the number of stitches you have to cast on. As far as nickel or bamboo, I prefer nickel because the stitches slide easier and doesn't slow me down.
|Mini Mania #1|
You are very entertaining when you knit with straight needles. You definitely knit like a man. What is your favorite project? My favorite project was the Mini Mania Scarf. I had to ensure that the color matched and watching them come together was magical. I couldn't wait to change colors.
I really can't believe you did two of those. I barely made it through one. What was your most challenging project? My most challenging project is the Hero Pullover Sweater. I liked it while it was on the needles, but I'm not particularly fond of seaming. Therefore, it has be in time-out since January 2011.
|Brian's Danish Forest|