K2tog

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teach me how to knit.

what started as an impromptu knitting lesson for my ten-year-old is turning out to be a long-term project for two.  the goal– a garter stitch blanket made from these color block strips sewn together.  since we’re working with leftover yarns from my past projects, it’ll be like a blanket of memories, with the added benefit of much-needed stash busting.

it’s been a long while since i knitted…  the last time was when i was making wristwarmers for my shops.  precision and quality were the order of the day then, and making sure the two in the pair were identical as possible got to be really stressful.  this project is the antithesis– no pattern, no swatching, no matching needle size to yarn, no worries about uneven stitches or tension and of course, no deadlines.  we’re keeping it casual.

with the pressure gone, the joy of knitting is slowly creeping back.

「棒針編み、教えて。」

十歳の息子のリクエストに応えて、先日簡単な編み物レッスンをすることに。すぐ飽きると思いきや、いつの間にか二人の長期プロジェクトになっていました。目標はガーターステッチのブランケット。このような長いカラーブロックのものを接ぎ合わせて作る予定です。毛糸は以前編んだ作品の残り糸なので、思い出の作品にもなりそうです。

しばらくだったな、編み物。最後に編んでいたときはお店のためのリストウォーマーを作っていました。その頃は正確さとクオリティー重視で、ペアの二つを同じく編み上げることがストレスとなっていました。今回の作品はその正反対。パターンなし、試し編みなし、針のサイズを糸に合わせるのもなし。ステッチやゲージがまちまちでも気にしないし、期日だって勿論なし。

気ままに編んでいこうと思います。

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This entry was published on March 2, 2017 at 4:33 pm. It’s filed under Handcraft, Knitting and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “K2tog

  1. I think I was 19 the last time I tried to knit. I could never make anything that matched or didn’t have errors. Have fun.

  2. Erica C on said:

    I am the same…useless at knitting but full od admiration for beautiful pieces!

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