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Knitting geekery

Video of using a knitting sheath. "It takes the stress off my hands and transfers it to my upper arm so I can knit for an extended period of time."



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Feb. 26th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
Craft geekery goodness!
Feb. 26th, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC)
As a continental knitter, this still doesn't make much sense to me.

(Plus, I have mucho love for circ, and they absolutely wouldn't work like this.)
Feb. 26th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
I'm not about to switch to it right away, for the reasons you mention. But I like to know there are options if the ways I currently knit get too painful for my hands.
Feb. 27th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
Sure, knowing alternatives is good. Have you seen the Knitter's Handbook? (Montse Stanley). She's very good about covering every known variant of everything.
Feb. 27th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
Thanks! The arguments on Amazon.com about whether it is useful or "reminiscent of Military Specification Manual" are interesting. (Here is the link for your amusement.)
Feb. 27th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)
It's very good at what it is, and lousy at being anything else.

It's aimed at experienced, not beginner knitters - this is one of the reasons I bought it almost the instant I saw it - I am sick of flicking through knitting books that are all aimed at beginners.

It's trying to be a comprehensive reference, so it can't devote much space to each thing, and you may have to research further, or find a book that specialises in that subject area. It isn't comprehensive, because gosh darn it, knitters keep inventing new stuff (it's somewhat old by now). But this is a better book for encouraging you to think like a knitter who invents new stuff than most. (I think Unexpected knitting is better, if you're not completely intimidated by it.)
Feb. 27th, 2008 07:13 am (UTC)
Ooh, crocheted Lorenz manifold!

Sounds like I'd like the book. I love Unexpected Knitting, and other geeky / referential things, knitting things included.
Feb. 27th, 2008 08:14 am (UTC)
No, it's just a hyperbolic surface.

If you like geeky/referential stuff, you will probably like the book.
Feb. 26th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
Feb. 26th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Knitting geekery
huh. from watching that video, i am not convinced; it looks more ... crampy to me than regular knitting (i'm a continental knitter).

but i had never heard of a knitting sheath, and am gonna look further into it. thanks for the link! (and man, he is a TOTAL knitting geek, *grin*, always fun to see.)
Feb. 26th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Knitting geekery
and man, he is a TOTAL knitting geek, *grin*, always fun to see.

Yes, that!
Mar. 2nd, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)

What on earth is he doing? He seems to be knotting with his fingers rather than knitting with needles? The needles are just there as something to rest the yarn on, and he doesn't seem to be moving them at all?
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