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Endless knitting

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

I feel like I’ve been knitting this forever. Endless rows, round and round, all the same apart from a couple of increases or decreases every two inches or so. One and on and on….


Vanilla knitting of the best sort really.

There are times when I really want a challenge with my knitting, times when I whack through a pair of fancy socks in a week, times when I have to concentrate so hard on the pattern I’m knitting that I can’t manage to watch TV at the same time. But right now that’s not what I need at all. Right now I need something calm and soothing, something where I don’t really have to engage my brain at all, something where I can pick up where I left off without having to think.

This is when I see the zen beauty of plain knitting. Mindless, soothing, calm and yet at the same time productive. I need to do , make , create, see progress, but all without taxing the old grey cells to much.

In short I need relaxation knitting….

…and girls, this is it!

Lightweight by Hannah Fettig from the Knitbot Essentials book knitted in Chickadee by Quince & Co, colourway leek.

The joy of knitting. It really makes you wonder how non-knitters manage without it!


9 Responses to “Endless knitting”

  1. Diane Neale Says:

    I’m so chilled from just reading this. I need a good pattern, and to buy the right wool for it. Not just buying what I can get and making do! Any suggestions? For a cardigan by the way.

  2. Jane Says:

    I’ve just cast on with her Featherweight Cardigan and I don’t know whether to be inspired or disheartened by your post! I’ve a long way to go…. I’m not quite in the rhythm enough for this to be relaxing yet but I know exactly what you mean re challenging knits v soothing knits. I hope this knit continue to soothe.
    From the other side of the lake (I think!).

  3. Gillian Says:

    I so agree – I’m not up to anything fancy in knitting – but I do find it incredibly relaxing and soothing – much more so than crocheting….and I’m in total agreement with the above post – very chilled from reading your post.

  4. diane stanley Says:

    I lose my way every time I knit. I am so glad you find it so relaxing

  5. Kathryn Says:

    I know what you mean about sometimes just needing to be in the vanilla knitting zone!

  6. Steph Says:

    I have knitting withdrawal symptoms after reading this! Time to finish the chunky jumper I’m knitting for Benj…

  7. MelD Says:

    I’m knitting “Blank Canvas” by Ysolda – says it all, really!!

  8. FlyingBlind Says:

    Oh to be able to knit without thinking…or to be able to knit at all really!

  9. Katy Says:

    I manage in fleeces – tee hee šŸ˜€ That pattern does look rather nice though