[LMB] OT: Re: Handedness (and a lot about knitting)
harimad2001 at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 23 19:01:16 BST 2011
H> Harimad said:
H> "In theory Continental should be more efficient because
H> the yarn and needles both move less. In practice there
H> doesn't seem to be a difference for an experienced knitter."
>--- On Sat, 9/24/11, Rachel <anglerfish at gmail.com> wrote:
R> Really? Maybe I'm just really bad English style, but I
R> can't imagine how it could be as fast as Continental. Even
R> if I were really good at English, I'd still have to lift my
R> index finger.
Strange, isn't it? But true. It seems that practice effect outweighs the other effects. I remember one situation comparing adults twins, one learned English the other Continental; they knit at the same speed.
 The story didn't say how that happened. Maybe they had different nannies?
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