BlackRayne (blackrayne) wrote in knitting,

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Ack! Help! Now with photos!

This is my first post here, and while I had hoped it'd be full of FOs, instead I am dire need of advice.

I have been knitting since November, and felt fairly confident so far. But... last night I was looking through a knitting book at a store to see if it was worth getting, and flipping through it I realized something terribly, horridly wrong. Not with the book, though. I knit wrong!

I just did two rows on the blanket I am working on for my daughter to double check, and indeed, my knit stitches are wrong. I knit English (haven't yet had the desire to learn continental, but soon I might), and when doing a knit stitch, instead of wrapping the yarn counterclockwise around the right needle, I go around it clockwise. Mind you, everything looks ok, and it all works out right, but now it's bothering the crap out of me.

My purling is correct, so why I started knitting wrong (and when) is beyond me.

Anyway... I think I am mostly looking for advice, reasons why this is (or isn't) a problem, and sympathy. Yeah... sympathy is good. I have already finished numerous projects (3 hats, 2 scarves, 6 dishcloths, 1 afghan square, 1 kitty toy, 1 sweater for my daughter), and currently have 4 WIP's (another afghan square, the blanket I mentioned already, a Kitty Pi, and an alligator). And I have about three dozen things I want to start. But first... should I finish the WIPs the way I have been doing them then relearn to knit, or should I just say screw the books, I'm doing it my way?

The photos aren't that great, it's raining out so I can't do them in natural light and my flash is grotesquely overpowering. Hopefully there's enough detail in them, though.
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