Thursday, May 14, 2009

Crisis knitting

I'd just like to point out that sock knitting on double pointed needles, while highly compact and portable, is not really ideal in a crisis situation. Lots of needles to drop, and only about 2 hours' work between patches of pattern-following unless you can turn heels and narrow or widen for toes in your sleep.

However, superwash wool is an excellent choice for any needle. Sweaty palms plus agitated movements plus untreated wool = felting on the fly.

H'mmm. I wonder if this wouldn't make an interesting technique in itself? Felted mittens to make during horror movies or roller coaster rides? Must investigate, using another guinea pig for the roller coaster venue.

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