Originally Posted by purposefuldoula
Christy- yes, the book has both styles shown in there. I knit continental, too, as I was crocheter first. It is SO much faster than English knitting! As for what to do now- just keep making things!
If you two are on Ravelry- my username is gentlemamadoula. we should be friends on there!
Yep, I'm on ravelry, but haven't really posted much or put projects up there yet.
I'll look for you!
I'll tell you my quick story.
Yesterday I went to Goodwill looking for knitting needles since I was coming back from a prenatal and there was one on the way. Well, I stopped by and asked one of the workers there, she said she'd been there for over 10 years and 'Nobody ever donates that stuff."
Sigh, OK...guess where I donated my $200+ worth of knitting supplies 6 years ago. Goodwill! Ack.
Looks like it's going to be hard to replace that stuff cheaply. Not only do I not have a lot of time now with a bigger family, but it took me years to accumulate all of that stuff from church sales and thrift stores. I think I have a very slim amount of hope that if I go through some of my crochet/yarn supplies I may have forgotten a pair of needles and such. Just maybe something suitable enough for actually starting some sort of project.
I really sent that stuff out into the universe not knowing that there was another knitting method (someone taught me the other one that took forever and I hated). I really hoped that somehow I would be blessing someone by doing so. Now I'm hoping somehow the blessings come back to me in another form. Sigh.
I've donated a ton of stuff over the years, never feeling anything but wonderful about it, now this one stings a little. Sigh.