My husband watched as one of his patients knit at Indy 500 speed while reading a novel at the same time. I can't even carry on a conversation when I'm knitting as I need full concentration to know whether I just did a knit or a purl or more likely in my case, a miss and a hurl because I dropped another damn stitch.
So, if you're like me and you can't do this:
There are these videos, which help knit-wits like me.
Do you know what word knitters use to explain what they go back and undo their work in order to correct a mistake? Besides the obvious one, I mean.
It's tink. Knitting backwards to find and solve the problem is called tinking.
Tink is knit spelled backwards. Clever little Needle Hands...
Mastering the art of the tink is part of learning to knit properly. It is my Waterloo.
(Nice to see the grain of the table is in full focus. The yarn, not so much. Still, it got me on track again but really, how hard is it to shoot a video of yarn with the yarn in focus?)
And just when I think I've got it, along comes a newer, better, faster way to knit. Does anyone knit the continental way? It's all I can do to knit the way I do now without taking on something new. However, it might be like a golf swing. If you start off learning the wrong way, it is harder to undo bad habits later.
Is this continental knitting better or just different?
And even more videos HERE