Bite Size Pieces

The packing continues apace and time for sample knitting has been challenging. I’ve been working on a different idea which combines elements not normally put together. As such it’s taking a bit of working out and since the way I work things out is by doing them and problem solving as needed, this can be slow going. Especially for something so different.

For the moment I’ve given myself a break from it. However, I can’t not knit. I mean that would be insane. So I’ve decided to tackle this unexpected opportunity for a sneaky sample in a different way.

I’m making this one as a modular piece. This is when a small element is knitted and then subsequent pieces are knitted off of it. It allows me to work in small bursts and not get lost. It also means I can play with different directions. It’s giving me the opportunity to play with angles and running threads which is quite exciting. The other benefit of this system is if I don’t like a piece, I can rip it out without disturbing all the pieces that have gone before and therefore I’ve not lost too much.

Hopefully I’ll make good progress. I’ll let you know how it goes.

x

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4 Comments

  1. Posted 27th April 2014 at 4:29 am | Permalink

    My Mother taught me to knit and from time to time I pick it up and do some knit, pearl, knit, pearl (that’s all I can do lol) It’s kind of relaxing but hurts my wrists. Can’t wait to see how your project looks. :)

    • Posted 27th April 2014 at 9:41 am | Permalink

      How lovely your mum taught you to knit. Knit and purl is all you need. Everything is pretty much a variation of that with some increasing stitches and decreasing. Honestly. It looks magical but it’s pretty straight forward.

      Maybe small amounts will help build up your wrist strength. Hope you come back and share your knitting here.

  2. Posted 27th April 2014 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to see how your modular piece turns out – it sounds really interesting :)

    Hopefully the packing will end soon, and you can get back to what you do best….and make a fresh start in your new studio space too x x

    • Posted 28th April 2014 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

      I may not show you. It’s confidential, studio stuff. However I have a feeling it’s going to inspire other things that may well bleed into my own work and that I can show you.

      Plus you know how I love to tease you. x

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