March 25, 2011
What project would you talk about, if someone asked to see (or hear about) your best knitting project? We’ve talked about knitting for relaxation vs. knitting for a challenge before. I think all of us agreed that we have some projects that would fit into each category. There are times when we don’t want to have to think about what we’re knitting, and other times when we welcome the challenge. But what do you consider your best work ever?
I think my most intricate looking project was my Girasole that I did almost two years ago. However, if you have knit one up yourself, you know that it’s surprisingly easy to knit. My most difficult project is still in progress – my Summer Sliding socks by Jeannie Cartmel. Not because the pattern is all that difficult, but because it’s one big massive chart and I’m not a big massive chart reader. Sloooow going, but I do like the looks of the finished socks. I’d need to wear them with a skirt so that everyone could see the intricacies. (No. I really wouldn’t do that. I’d just pull up my pant leg and make sure everyone appreciated them as I went through my day.) But did I mention it’s a big massive chart? And I’m not a big massive chart reader?
Loopy Elf Sue shared a link with me this week that made me think about this topic. I hope I’m still making beautiful things when I’m 87. Read about this man who has knit up some really incredible lace creations.
So what project would you consider your best work ever? Tell us about it, or leave a link to a blog or Ravelry photo, if you’d like. I think I’m going to go back and pull out my Summer Sliding socks again. Mr. Gene Beugler is inspiring.