Of Tangled Strings and Minds

Ramblings, musings, knitting....

Monday, March 13, 2006

Ok, so here we go again.....

A long long time ago, in a city far far away from rural Iowa, I was knitting with a bunch of really great older ( read 80-97 years old ) women at an Irish Women's Group. Most women were immigrants to the US and at some point in their lives had knitted for a living back on the Isle.
I am telling this story as a friend, Roggey, had ventured into her LYS and was told her purling technique was "wrong" and was shown the "right" way to purl by the person at the LYS, and feels that the stitches now look boring to her.
Ok, so what's the big deal, she is happy with the original "wrong" method's result???
Back to the older women.... I shall never forget this and impart, implore, beg, plead, grovel that all of you take it to heart -
There is no right or wrong in knitting. There is the “commonly accepted” , the “usual” , the “way I was taught”, but there is no right or wrong. If you are getting the result you want, then it is “right”, even if it is not the “commonly accepted” or “usual” method employed be a gazillion people. If it makes you happy with the result, comfortable with the technique, then it is RIGHT for you.
On the sock front, Roggey's first class is tonight, and it should be a lot of fun. I LOVE teaching and fortunately for me, Roggey has a twisted sense of humor, so we shall get along "swimmingly" or at least well and have a lot of laughs...
More on the lesson tomorrow.......


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