I had to restart my Tour de France Baudelaire socks. This is how my Figure Eight Cast On came out....
WAY too loose! So I got some advice from a sock knitter in the know and was directed to this tighter and much easier Toe-Up Cast On.
Here's more sock-knitting help...
Kitchener Stitch video (this site also has videos for using DPN's, turning a heel, picking up gusset stitches, 6 different cast-ons, and many other things)
Then there's yer 24 hour, free knitting teacher here.
In other news, I had an excellent knitting sighting yesterday. A 1972 episode of Night Gallery with guest star (and my hero/secret love crush) William Shatner. It was called Can a Dead Man Strike From the Grave? What an overly specific, long title! There was a woman knitting while teaching her daughter to play piano. The woman held the needles like pencils and was making a chunky, yellow garter stitch scarf. She was a thrower. Her knitting was slow but steady which makes me wonder: Was her slowness due to her pencil hold/throwing technique? Did she know how to knit prior to the role? Was she slow because she was concentrating on remembering her lines? Who taught her how to knit?
Over-analysing, as usual, Ruth!
P. S. Thanks to Throws Like A Girl for holding my knitting while I snapped a shot!