Tuesday, August 16, 2011
things would be different
If Gavin was the knitter, things would be very different.
He'd never run short of yarn for a long tail cast on, he tells me. Rather, he'd unwind miles and miles of yarn to make sure, and then just throw away the excess.
He wouldn't waste a minute worrying about whether something was coming out too big or too small. And he'd never rip out and reknit on smaller or larger needles. Instead, he'd find someone bigger or smaller to give the finished knit item to.
There wouldn't be much sock knitting going on. Gavin's not a fan of socks, preferring to pad around barefoot or in flipflops. Besides, do you know that you can buy socks much cheaper than you can make them?!
If there was much knitting going on at all, it'd be mostly in shades of grey, black and blue.
And if he suddenly realized - like I did last night - that the reindeer colourwork chart should have been knit upside down for a top down bag he wouldn't rip it out and start again. Oh no, he'd just sew up the original opening and create a new opening on what should have been the bottom.