Look, Ma! Both hands!

YOU GUUUUUYYYYYSSSSSS

 

YOU GUYS

 

I LEARNED HOW TO KNIT WITH THE YARN IN  MY LEFT HAND!

 

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This was like learning to knit all over again.

 

But I put it to good use.

 

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These are Kiemurakukkaset and I knit them for the soxcetera colorwork KAL. They were SO MUCH FUN and they’re not entirely finished but man I feel like I’ve leveled up, knitting-wise. I heard the old City of Heroes sound and everything.

I also decided to wash just one to start with so I could get a good sense of the difference it makes. I trust you can tell which one I tested this on. I didn’t even really block this! I just gave it a soak and a squeeze and a bit of a stretch in every direction, and then I just let it lie flat. My gauge is for sure all over the place even after washing, but I will say I definitely think this is a Thing I Can Do now.

As you can see, even aside from blocking these still are not quite done, so the finished object post is still to come. So many progress shots here tho if you’d like them.

2 thoughts on “Look, Ma! Both hands!

  1. Gorgeous mittens! Colorwork is so addicting. The gauge and even stitches will come with practice. It takes a bit of work to know how long to leave the floats/how frequently you should catch them.

    1. Thanks! I felt like my tension with the contrast yarn was harder to control than the background, which makes sense since that yarn was in the “new” hand. The green ended up more like knitted-on cord in some spots, but I’m pumped enough to keep trying, so I’m looking forward to everything evening out in future projects!

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