Do you ever start doing something that is silly but continue on out of sheer stubbornness, even though you know you are being a knob?
Some time ago I discovered how to knit tubes two at a time and ever since then have been knitting my sleeves this way…sliding both on to one needle shortly after starting the sleeves, as below on my version of Buttercup, a free pattern by Heidi Kirrmaier:
Knit up in the Superwash BFL light fingering I have dyed, it is making for a surprisingly quick project, considering the gauge, as it has only been a couple weeks and I am nearly done.
That said, it would have been finished already if I wasn’t dealing with this:
Stubbornly deciding I had to knit the sleeves together from my last wound ball, I was too lazy to wind off half and make it easy on myself and decided I would knit from the center of the ball and the outside at the same time. What could go wrong? Ahem.
In my defence, I have done this before successfully with a little fussing, sometimes using a ziploc bag for ‘travel knitting’ to separate the two strands and keep the outside loop spooling from the free side. However, this time I have run into one of those annoying loops from the centre pull that is gumming things up on a regular basis, requiring me to constantly stop and untangle. You’d think this would make me finally stop and wind off a separate ball…