When I first saw the chart of Anne Hanson’s new little nothing: Punch and Judy I had to force myself not to drop the pen (I was proof reading at that moment,,,) and go look for yarn and needles to try and knit this pattern, I just love those ssk’s (I think it has to do with my unique way of knitting, the ssk is just flowing in the direction of my knitting,,, )
What is your favorite? oh and how do you call those: ssk, k2tog, yo anyway? knitting commands or instructions or what? it never occured to me that I don’t really know the name of those.
So not long after I finished the proof reading I went to visit my stash, from some reason the pattern asked me to knit it in Casbah but I remembered I have some other Hand Maiden yarn that may be closer in weight to what Anne recommends for this pattern and I found it. I know it has silk in it but I am not sure what it is as it was missing the tag when I bought it in a Village Yarns in Toronto, I think it is Silk Maiden.
and here is a detail where you can see my darlings ssk’s:
I knitted only 2 repeats or so as I must finish first another scarf I am knitting, it is a birthday present for my sister, the Lace Ribbon Scarf of Veronik Avery:
I will give you all the details when I finish the scarf but I must admit I love this pattern and I know I will have to knit it with a heavier yarn too.
And now, before I go to sleep, I must point you to a very eye opening presentation of Obama versus McCain Tax plans I found on Kerstin’s blog. Thank you Kerstin! I hope it will help those of you who are worried about Obama’s tax plans.
So, who is your favorite? I think it is quite clear who is mine!
I think you know who mine is, too! The scarves are gorgeous — I love the yarn you’re using for Punch and Judy, it’s absolutely perfect for the pattern. As to my favorite for decreases, I admit to a leaning (get it?) towards k2tog, but all the lace I’ve been doing lately has made me pretty darned comfortable with ssk, too.
The scarves are gorgeous! I love the Punch and Judy pattern and yours is going to be so nice. My favorite decrease is ssk – I don’t know why, but I just love doing them (although I do like Sk2p too). I think you know my candidate choice too!