Recently another blogger asked me if I use what she called the “Old Norwegian Cast On.” I told her I learned to knit from my grandmother, an old(er) Norwegian, so is that what she (the blogger) meant? 🙂 (I learned to knit “in Norwegian” [nobody spoke English except me], without patterns, and didn’t learn English names for knitting techniques or read patterns until I was in my early 30s.)
She kindly wrote back that it wasn’t and told me that this cast on technique provides a stretchier edge than regular long tail cast on. So this evening I googled and watched a video demonstrating the Old Norwegian Cast On. Wow! No, I never learned that Norwegian cast on.
This demonstrates a great thing about meeting people who share your interests through the e-world: Just when you think you’re pretty darn good at something, you are reminded life is (or should be) about taking advantage of learning opportunities! You can learn something new daily from bloggers who seem always willing to share!
Now I can’t wait to try the Old Norwegian Cast On.