Weird Knitting Trick

I discovered something bizzare the other day. I was unraveling another failed attempt at a Tunisian crochet baby sock, when the whole thing suddenly turned into knit stockinette stitch.

It turns out when you pull one of the two strings necessary for Tunisian crochet in the round, it leaves you with a knitted cylinder!

Here’s what mean. Behold the sacrificial Tunisian crochet cylinder.

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You pull the second strand, the one that’s been drawn through two loops over and over. And it leaves this.

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Wacky, right?

I need to keep messing with this and find out how to use this trick. I’m thinking next time I want to knit a hat, I’ll crochet it!

Happy Yarning!

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Editing Hack: My Husband is a Genius

This is what my work area looks like as I’m composing this post.

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See that thing over to the left? Yes, that collapsible music stand holding the marked-up manuscript.

This is how the conversation went this morning as I attampted to transfer edits into my Scrivener file from my marked hard copy:

“Arrrrgh. I can’t get this stupid folder to sit anywhere useful!”

“…Well, it’s too bad we don’t have any sort of metal stand for holding papers.”

“Oh…and too bad it isn’t totally sitting in the corner right here…” I grabbed it and set it up.

So if you ever need something to hold papers by your computer, just grab that collapsible music stand you hardly ever use for its actual purpose anymore.

This editing hack is brought to you by my amazing and creative husband. ^_^

Happy Yarning!