I have been meaning to write this post for awhile, but have been too busy and shell shocked to get anything done. Last Thursday night my knitting world was changed. That fateful night I went out with a friend from my knitting group to get a little knitting done and have a smoothie. We were chatting causually and I happened to mention that I did not totally understand the concept of knitting through the back loop. She looked up from the lace scarf that was apparently making her want to throttle something and said, “You know, I don’t think I get it either.” So we agreed that when we finished our drinks and respective rows (or in her case frogging) we would seek out a book store and get some answers. Our local Borders was just around the corner so when we got there we went to the knitting section and each started picking up books trying to solve the mystery. After a few moments of searching my friend turned to me and said, “Look!” I glanced over to the two illistrated pages that show “k2tog” and “k2tog tbl” side by side and my jaw dropped! I have been knitting for almost six years and all this time I have been knitting two together through the back loop! I have been doing the one thing that has confounded me since the beginning of my knitting career. I just stood there starring at the book. Surely there was a mistake! Surely the author had it backwards, but after some searching on the net, I found out I’ve been wrong all along. Well, perhaps “wrong” is a bit strong. I have been doing things “differently” this whole time. Consider this, I have been working on a blanket for months doing k2tog tbl the whole time. In order to make the rest of the blanket look like the beginning of the blanket, I will have to continue on in this manner. I also have this problem with the Dreaded Poncho of Doom. But now that I know what I am supposed to be doing, getting things right will be no problem!*
I also wanted to share this really cute article about a giant pink bunny who lives in the Italian Alps!
Happy Knitting Friends!
*Note: There would be pictures of the right and wrong way to do things as well as a picture of the afore mentioned blanket half done and all sewn together but my camera decided to crap out and die on me yesterday.