OK, now you two have got me all confused. What is the correct way to do the SSK? Cheryl, you slipped a Purl One in there, and I never did that before???? I woke up at 4 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep either, Peggy, and now my brain is fuzzy. We're headed for the antique mall this morning, as usual. I knitted a little gray mouse with a pink nose and long tail, which I am bringing with me. One of our fellow dealers has an antique mousetrap. So I'm going to have a little fun with that.
Angel: There are three ways to do SSK (that I know of)
1. (The old way, slower) Sl as if to K, K1, pass Sl st over.
2. Sl as if to K, Sl as if to K, K them tog TBL
3. Sl as if to K, Sl as if to P, K them tog TBL. Since I learned about this last one, that's how I do it. I think it lies flatter.
For a really interesting way to make your SSKs look better, see Cat Bordhi's demo here.
Happy knitting! --P
Peggy, now I hope I will be able to remember lie vs lay. Your chicken story may do the trick. Old dogs can learn new tricks, right?
Angel, sorry for the confusion. The SSK with the slip one as to purl lies flatter (I used "lies" because that's what Peggy used. I guess SSKs aren't chicken. LOL.) But the link that Peggy sent us to is even different from the one with the slip 1 as to purl. As usual Cat Bordhi has come up with a unique solution.
Annlittle: I haven't finished my sweater. It is adorning a wicker dress form in my living room (I'm up to the shoulders). I just get sidetracked really easy. Right now I'm knitting socks and fingerless mitts, but will get back to it when the weather cools off and I want to wear it. It's a great project, and the yarn is really soft. Maybe you can show us a picture of the yarn when it arrives.
I'm on sabbatical from the cardi. I knew I was in trouble when I was overwhelmed by
the urge to set fire to it. I've got it all in one piece now. It's been over 100 degrees
here for weeks. I finally put it in a pillowcase which made it a bit cooler but my hands
were aching from the weight of the sweater on those little size 5 needles. The arthritis
is getting much worse in my hands. SOOOOOOOOOOOO, I'm taking a week or so off
and finishing my first pair of socks. The first one is finished now and fits perfectly - a real
treat for one who has never in her life had a pair of socks that fit perfectly. I'm pretty
proud of my first toe. It look good. Soon it will be back to the cardi. I feel as though I
still have so much to do yet. I'll just keep plodding along.
Judith: Did you try putting your cardi into the freezer for a while? I'm so glad this summer has been cool, except when we were off with our 5th wheel, when we had AC! Yes, I agree with Cheryl; join the Sock KAL and enjoy knitting socks with us! Then, when it's cooler, you can wear the socks and get back to the cardi! --P
What the heck, I joined the sock kal (I know you were talking to Judith, but I'm not proud). The thread looks interesting, and I saw some very pretty socks on there. Maybe Judith will join too. I'd like to see her sock!!