Thursday, March 29, 2007

there is something sublimely satisfying about entrelac. it has something to do with the lack of yo's, cables, or thinking of any kind. when you think about it, it's essentially just stockinette in more than one direction. there's no counting, there's no pattern following (well, at least not if you're just knitting until you run out of yarn). it's not a challenge. it's mindless sit-in-front-of-the-tv or on-the-bus-commute knitting.


normally, what i enjoy the most about knitting is the learning process. i love to teach myself new techniques. i love to learn it and then try to understand exactly what it does to the knitting.
but since i enjoy this learning/growing/challenge, it is a seriously nice change of pace to go back to the easy stuff every now and again. the nicest thing about entrelac is that it doesn't LOOK easy. non-Knitters (including the i-can-knit-a-garter-stitch-scarf knitters with a small "k") look at it and think, "wow, that looks hard". pshhh. don't tell any of the non-Knitters the secret, please.


i finally picked up a copy today of the Spring Interweave Knits and Vogue Knitting. they are, in my opinion, the two best knitting magazines around. i'm interested to see what Eunny does with Interweave. it's created a lot of buzz on the blogosphere, i know. Yes, Eunny is young. But, frankly, she could knit circles around knitters twice or three times her age. And, well... I'm young. I think that Eunny has a sense of style that is no so out-there-trendy as to lack appeal to older crowds, yet still fresh and interesting to me as a 20-something knitter.

4 Comments:

At 7:43 AM, Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Yes,anything without 'yarn overs' is immensely appealing! I agree that Eunny has a really strong sense of style as well as encyclopedic knowledge of the craft.

 
At 8:24 AM, Blogger KeanaLee said...

Interweave is one of my favs too! I can't wait to see what Eunny does, I hope she has success.

 
At 9:33 AM, Blogger pia said...

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At 9:33 AM, Blogger pia said...

I have no idea how to do enterlac. You may have to show me:)
Still on for Sunday??!?

 

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