And in a few rows – there be pouch attachment. Oh yes there be. I cannot frickin wait. This is, for me, the worst part, because I sorta feel like my knitting has been interrupted by the pouch. You know, here I am, knitting along an then STOP! You have to make the POUCH! (well, you don’t have to unless someone really, really wants it on their sweater). Then the casting on, the ripping out, the re-casting on, pouch, pouch, pouch, pouch! I feel like it took more time to do the itty pouch than that 6 inches of sweater. And now – I have to knit the sweater up to the pouch for the attaching. Should be about 8 more rows.
And because I’m always trying to be helpful – in addition to the linkage on socks here yesterday – there is this tutorial that Debi has for the most amazing Turkish casting on I’ve ever seen – and does anyone know where the hell I’ve been and why I haven’t done this yet???? Because I don’t know why? I mean – go look – you probably already have – but really, can a cast on be any easier??? It only leaves me asking – what the hell have I been doing that I totally missed this, even after poor Debi, ahem, told me about it? I can just feel very thankful that Debi has the utmost patience and endurance to yet point this out to me once again – 400th times a charm? She is indeed a very good friend. And patient – have I mentioned that?
Oh, and I have a question. Because I’ve never given this any thought what-so-ever (which is probably a large part of my problem). The question is – do you knit from the inside of the yarn ball or from the outside of the yarn ball, and in particular does it ever matter especially for sock yarn? I’ve never heard of that – and frankly I think it’s personal preference. But my MIL told my Sil it’s ok to pull from the outside, except when you’re knitting socks. Ever hear that before? I just thought that as long as you did the same for the second sock as you do for the first, and with exception to things like Kauni-ing – it didn’t really matter. This knit-by-the-seat-of-my-pants has never been a problem for me before – but I tend to be an inside-ball knitter. I’d really like to hear other thoughts and opinions on this one. Now I know my SIL in Japan is knitting socks right now – and she’s very logical, so Sue – comment and let me know what you think, too!