One of the coolest things about knitting is that you can always learn something new. No matter how long you have been doing it, there is always something that you can learn. I remember a few years ago when I decided that entrelac was entirely to much of a pain to create if I had to turn and work back on the wrong side every few stitches. I sat down and decided that I would figure out how to purl while still facing the knit side. It was amazing once I picked it up. I was so excited to tell Jess, the manager at Stitch DC…she says, “yeah, Danielle, didn’t you know about that?! That is how we all do it.” Apparantly if I had just done some internet research on the matter, I would have found out that this was quite common…and here I thought I was all smart and whatnot.
So anyways, been knitting since I was a child and have yet to do a picot edge bind off. yup. that’s right. never done it. not that it is hard, just hasn’t come up yet in my projects. So last night I did one for the first time, as I was binding off the arms on the Ysolda Teague Cloud pattern [Ravelry link]. I am working this up for a fall class. It is a basic lace pattern (feather and fan) but in a bolero / cardigan and it works up really quickly. Pretty happy with it so far, and best of all, I got to do something new!