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missknitty
« on: September 16, 2007 03:51:12 PM »

Am I the only one who can't do this? I mean, I hear about people watching movies bla bla bla while they're knitting.... I HAVE to look at what I'm doing in fear of screwing it up. Am I weird? How can I rid myself of this *bad* habit?
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2007 04:21:04 PM »

Idiot knitting. Find something super easy.
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2007 04:29:15 PM »

yeah, if it's strait st st i don't have to look, garter stitch is even easier, but if theres any sort of real pattern, well, I'm terrible. I dont think I have to look at 1x1 ribbing, but anything more than that, not only do I have to look, but I usually am counting and recounting constantly for fear of messing up.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2007 04:31:00 PM »

LOL yeah that's why I was sup0er impressed, thinking "man, they can DO that?" hehe

Ok, now I don't feel so bad...THANKS!
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2007 05:29:16 PM »

Some things I have to watch, others I don't.  Just got done doing a skirt in Hempathy which I had huge problems with the yarn splitting so that one I had to watch.  If I'm doing a dishcloth (which I'm doing a lot of right now to get ready for the holidays), that's a no-brainer cuz I've been doing them for at least 15 years now...lol.
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2007 06:18:13 PM »

Oh, when you make dishcloths, do you just jump right into the pattern, or do you put a garter stitch border around the edge? Also, would potholders be the same as dishcloths, or would I do something differently?

Not to get off topic or anything...
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2007 07:32:03 PM »

On topic:
I found too if I am knitting on a round... dude. I love knitting on a round (which some people think I am crazy but it's so easy.), sit me down with a hat and a comedy, the hat is down in a sitting and I didn't look up except on commercials.

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I am going to do the "back to school" washclothes for my cousin except I am changing it slighty, okay majorly. He's a film major so I am putting hit top favorite movies in the place where it says "study"/"party." And because my cousin... I figure that he is a 19 year old boy who can't do laundry if I just make them all white/natural and instead of doing colorwork do hidden image (spell out "Star Wars" with purls/knits.). The "Back to School" pattern is a fairly kick tushy pattern.
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2007 07:54:50 PM »

Knitting without looking just takes experience, is all. I've been knitting for years and mostly can read or watch tv, especially stockinette in the round. But for lace or trickier patterns, I have to pay more attention. I can still watch tv, but I have to mostly listen to it when I'm on a pattern row.
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2007 07:59:53 PM »

I don't watch anything whilst knitting, I listen and look-up when somebody gets their head chopped off.  DH hates it, he says I don't watch movies when we watch movies.  Hehehe. 

It's a real bummer, too because I love foreign films.  There's really no way to read subtitles and knit at the same time for me. 

Oh well.  Knitting's cooler anyway.
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2007 08:17:11 PM »

I think it takes some time and practice.. I can knit stockinette and moss stitch without staring too frequently, I do have to look down at my work occasionally to check for screw ups though. I can only watch or read brainless stuff that doesn't require much thinking though.. I don't know how some people can knit and study at the same time, I'd get hardly anything done Smiley

When you're knitting, sometimes try looking at something else just for a few stitches (you don't have to do a whole row of not-looking if you're scared of screwing up!). Just knit more, you'll soon be able to knit by feel and not so much by sight Smiley
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