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Doin' The Lefty Switch...

My friend Jen came all the way from central Nebraska this weekend to help me celebrate my birthday. In return (well, I was planning to do this eventually anyway) I decided it was time to get her started on the knitting wagon. Only I forgot that she's left handed. So we both got to learn a new skill. Here's my little left-handed knitting swatch...

I realize for those who normally knit left-handed this is no big deal. But the fact I was able to figure it out as someone who normally bats on the right side of the plate, this pleases me quite a bit.

(For those who know me I'm sure you are laughing at the baseball/softball know, since I official retired from the game after that unfortunate broken ankle batting accident. Which after looking back to link to posts about I realize I never REALLY wrote about here. things have changed around here.)

Interesting fact...when I knit right-handed I'm a thrower. When I knit left-handed I'm a picker. Which just goes to show not matter which hand is working, my right hand always has to be in charge of the yarn.

After a few false starts, Jen left with an inch or so start of what has promise to be a lovely organic cotton washcloth. I will be checking up on her to make sure she stays with the program. (Tee hee.)


P.S. The give-away box is all ready to be given away. Who will be the lucky recipient? Have you left your comment on post 501?


Mary LeMaster said…
Well way to go on the left handed knitting. How FUN!

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