Nonprofit Knitwear for the Absentminded
I am one of those people who remembers by knitting.
Usually it is because I am often carrying around something to knit and eventually, my memory of things are triggered by what I make.
AN EXAMPLE OF STUFF I TEND TO RECALL, NO PARTICULAR RHYME OF REASON
“Ah yes, all of those Friday evenings we spent together at Sky’s breakdancing class at Broadway Dance Center in July 2009. I was knitting a summer tank top in a fabulous wasabi green cotton on # 3 bamboo circular needles in a crazy mix of garter stitches and yarn overs for an airy openwork feeling. It was unusually cool for July. Seth got a new phone. I am longing for figs from Sophie’s back yard.”
I finished this tank last night after coming home from dinner with friends. So in addition to the above, I will also remember having a wonderful time with our friends Hal and Madalyn at Aureole in Manhattan where my daughter Mikki is working as a hostess.
Hal is also a board member of the Queens Council on the Arts and an avid golfer. At one point during dinner he said, “I am going to be using you in my new project. It will include great place for some exhibitions and I’m thinking about working with Queens Council on the Arts to to give local artists the opportunity to show their work .” It also involves a street closing, huge potted plants that talk and move around and a few other out of the box details that sounded really fascinating especially after two bottles of wine.
Now my green tank will remind me of an unseasonably cool string of summer Fridays, of breakdancing, Seth’s new smartphone, fresh summer fruit, a great dinner and an exciting showplace for Queens artists on the lot of Kaufman Astoria Studios in Astoria, Queens.
HOW I MADE THIS
For all of you who want to know how I made this tank, I will be writing up my pattern and posting it soon under Nonprofit Knitwear. I am not a big fan of anything complicated and frustrating and difficult to knit while taking public transportation so I think that you will find all of my patterns simple to follow and to build memories upon.
OK, up next, I am designing something between a scarf and a necklace that I think will look absolutely wow in a steely blue yarn that I got at LionHeart Studios with my friend Stefanie a while ago. It is an extremely fine fiber made of wool and stainless steel. Knit on # 4 or #5 needles it produces an intriguing lace that holds it shape sculpturally. I have strung about 300 silver beads on it and intend to knit them into the piece in a sparse, random fashion.