Twos or anything with a second that is the same as the first aren’t that appealing to me. I have, on one or two occasions made two socks but they were anklets. I loathe sleeves. But when I have a design I really like, I do not mind, and often relish, making it again.
Man, brains are so weird and selective.
Why Not Twos?
Another twos that I have trouble with is managing balls of yarn, so I’m not a good candidate for two-at-a-time, either flat or in the round. Basically, if there is something new to learn or try, I am totally game. Making the same thing twice, not so much. I can just manage to have two colors in something, but have to spend a fair amount of time sorting out the yarn. A good thing I prefer texture and lace!
I’ve been doing a lot of things in twos lately. My tech editor is so patient and understanding, and I make so many silly mistakes because I can’t keep the two versions straight.
In the test knit for Lyon & Lyon Traboules Cowls we needed a second version of the pattern pdf that allowed for printing single pages instead of side-by-side. Each pattern has part of it that has to be made into a fillable form. Jamie is more patient, and thus, more successful at those. Version control is a huge thing here because I am more than likely to grab the wrong one!
Have a look at some of the photos of Lyon & Lyon Traboules by testers and knitters.
I reluctantly sent the alpaca I bought from Hungry Hounds to Judy to knit for me. I want to knit it, but have too many things going on. I also reluctantly decided to make them for Mitch, not me. That will add another twist, because he chose not to have eyelets! One of the testers is also going to do that for her spouse, so it must be a good idea.
Twos in Tulle Collar
Tulle Collar is a two as well. There are two sides to the collar. At least they can be done in different colors. There is Latvian braid which requires using two yarns at once, but only at the very beginning. The test hasn’t started, but I have testers getting ready (they have even swatched).
Reminder of Two Opportunities
I will be speaking about choosing the next best project for you at 10 am PDT at the Project Knitwell Knitathon. I honestly believe that when we make ourselves listen to what we need right then, we will make better choices. Join me! If you want to donate time or money, there is information via the link.
Third, not Second Behind the Curtain chat on March 29, at 4 pm PDT (and whatever that is in your time zone). Jamie and I will be talking about your measurements (not specifically yours!), pattern schematics, and ease. Yes, ease!!! Be sure to also sign up for the Live Webinar as that is where we will be chatting.