me in a nutshell
So for my AP Psychology course I had to take a quiz to determine which side of the brain I use the most.
Characteristics of Right-Brain Students
You take notes but lose them. You may have a hard time keeping track of your research
- You might have a hard time making up your mind
- You are good with people
- You don’t fall for practical jokes as easily as some
- You seem dreamy, but you’re really deep in thought
People may have told you you’re psychic You like to write fiction, draw, or play music You might be athletic
- You like mystery stories
- You take time to ponder and you think there are two sides to every story
- You may lose track of time
- You are spontaneous
- You’re fun and witty
- You may find it hard to follow verbal directions
- You are unpredictable (?)
- You get lost
- You are emotional
- You don’t like reading directions
- You may listen to music while studying
- You read lying down
- You may be interested in “the unexplained”
- You are philosophical (?)
Right Side vs Wrong Side
When strictly talking about stitches, you may occasionally hear the terms Right Side (RS) and Wrong Side (WS) of the stitch. So, which is the right side? Which is the wrong side? This can be a really complicated question, but we’ll simplify by talking about JUST stitches themselves.
Firstly, you have to understand that the terms right and wrong side don’t mean the “correct” or “incorrect” side. For basic stitches, it’s ultimately up to you. Yes, some decorative stitches do have a designated right and wrong side, and you could see why, (e.g. Popcorn Stitch), and some stitches are worked from the wrong side to get the decorative part of the stitch to the right side (e.g. Loop Stitch).
Photo Examples in Single Crochet:
Right Side - each stitches should look like little V’s.
Wrong Side - Stitches have a little bar going across each.
In amigurumis, which usually use single crochet, you may find yourself wondering which side should face outward? This is all your preference as to whether you want the right or wrong side facing outward. As you’re working, the wrong side naturally faces outward. It’s up to you whether or not you flip the right side to the outside. :)
Now, when talking about full patterns, it can be a different story. Sometimes when working a piece (esp a flat piece), there is a right and wrong side, and the pattern designer has chosen which is which. This is because a repeating pattern may look differently on the wrong side, and the turn creates the wrong side of the next row to face the right side of the previous row. This may be undesirable in some patterns, so the designer will usually have one row of the pattern and call it a Right Side (RS) row, then the next row will be a different stitch pattern, and they’d call it a Wrong Side (WS) row. This determines which is the front of the piece.
I’m going to use Front and Back Post Double Crochet as an example. If you want all the flat stitches facing the same direction, you’d do FPDC on the right side, and BPDC on the wrong side.
Photo Example: I worked a chain of 17, DC in 3rd chain from hook, and DC across. (Right Side) For the second row, I BPDC across (WS). For the third row (RS), I FPDC across. And so on, making sure that all odd numbered rows are Right Side/FPDC rows, and all even rows are Wrong Side/BPDC rows.
If you were to work a piece in all FPDC stitches, you’d get a piece that has no right or wrong side. (Actually, with this stitch, you’d get ribbing!)
So, there you have it! I hope this hasn’t been too confusing! Go forth and crochet!!