Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's the result that counts

Well, it appears I am not the only funny knitter.  After reading the comments I have quite a few new members for my O.K.A. group. 

The "thigh" method is no stranger than the "armpit" method some of you referenced in your comments.   And Pat knits the most beautiful things and she's a thigh knitter too.  

And its not how you do it that matters - its the end result that counts.  Maybe someday I will learn to hold the needles differently and be able to knit something fun with those crazy circular needles. 

But for now I will carry on with my (apparently not so rare) technique.  This is the chemo cap I finished knitting today for a family friend.

I'm getting closer to narrowing down a new rug design, so I will probably be putting the knitting needles away for awhile.  I can't stand not having a project, so when I get stuck I dig out the needles and yarn until I figure something out. 

I'm a little behind on commenting and responding to emails.  I will get caught up eventually.  I think my brain is still on lazy vacation mode.


  1. I've been on a knitting binge...just finished another hat. Tomorrow, the wayward socks! I don't think I knit weirdly...but a make mistakes galore! Some I fix...some I leave. It depends on how well someone can pick out the error! LOL
    I wish vacation would go on forever!

  2. That is such a nice hat! I can't even tell you did it with your leg. ;)

  3. I'm in awe that people can knit such beautiful things -- never even wondered about how they did it. :-) Love the hat.

  4. It looks really nice. I maybe should try the thigh method. I mean if I could get something finished. :)

  5. Kim, your hat is lovely and I like how you finished the hem. There is absolutely no sign that it was knitted by a funny knitter although everyone always say" Oh Kim, you're so funny".
    I wish that I had time to knit before I forget how. I even didn't get much blogging time lately either.

    I'm anxiously waiting to see your next project. Hugs. JB

  6. Since I don't knit or have any "method"..I will just enjoy your creations! I love the hat and I'm sure your friend will too and I hope it helps her to feel a good friend is closer by wearing a hat lovingly created while they go through a difficult time.

  7. That is a wonderful knitted hat for your chemo friend - you are so sweet.

  8. What a nice cap so very thoughtful Kim, Hugs Cheri

  9. Love that hat Kim, I'm sure it will be appreciated. Happy New Year to you.

  10. I have no clue what you're talking about when you use body part language in your projects. I just know you make beautiful things and I like to look at them and wish I had your talent ... and you add a lot of humor talking about it. Gotta love ya for that.

  11. Kim ~
    What a wonderful cap and a thoughtful gift!
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs :)

  12. Absolutely cute cap! You did a great job! The youngest lovely knits and she's a thigh knitter! I am a stomach knitter. LOL

  13. Great cap, Kim.

    Oh, and the thing is: the knitting police won't knock at your door. Remember, the Aran knitters wore knitting belts (which are still available if you look hard enough) so one needle could rest in a cup on their belt while they knit as the did all the other things in their lives.'re cool! So long as you're happy and enjoying it, that's all that counts.

    Happy new year, my far away friend!!


  14. Great hat!! Did you knit it flat and then seam it up the side, since you don't do double pointed or circular needles?
    I know your friend will feel comforted by wearing it. It looks so soft!
    The heck with the Knitting Police! If the finished product looks good, the way it's accomplished is not important. Doing what's comfortable is OK! Happy 'thigh knitting'!

  15. Very nice hat and a thoughtful gift.

  16. what a wonderful cap good wishes to your friend. I need to knit those hats and leave them in the Dr's office I will look for a pattern tomorrow.

  17. You are right honey the end results are what matter and your hat is beautiful. Knitting is something I have always wanted to learn. My aunt taught me how to crochet years ago but I want to knit. lol
    Wish you were my neighbor and could teach me.
    Been thinking of you and wanted to come by and wish you a very Happy New Year
    Love ya

  18. Beautiful hat - with a beautiful purpose. No way anyone would know it was thigh-knitted. ;o) Talk about behind....I'm behinder than you....and see no hope on the horizon to be otherwise.....Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with joy, hope, and happiness....Smiles & New Year Hugs ~ Robin

  19. Can I get the pattern for this hat you made? I am starting to knit hats to donate to chemo patients and I really like this one.