Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Still no blocking

I ended up getting out of lab earlier than I thought, but instead of blocking my socks like a good girl, I started to create a How to Knit brochure. The Hyde Park Art Center is moving from it's present location (right next door to me) to a few blocks away. This weekend, they are having a grand opening party/open house with music and food and artists and midnight ceramics and my SnB group. We are bringing some needles and cheap yarn to teach people to knit if they want. And I thought, wouldn't it be nice if we had something to give to people about knitting that they can take with them? Thus, the brochure.

You know, my hands know how to knit, but trying to describe it on paper was a challenge. I would have to pick up my knitting, knit or purl a stitch, and then describe that action. The hard part is going to be the diagrams. I'm going to try to do close-up images of my hands casting on and knitting and purling, but I'm afraid the photos won't photocopy well. And I can't fathom doing drawings. And it's probably illegal for me to steal diagrams from websites (though I would reference them on the brochure--I swear). Anyway, I wrote the descriptions for casting on, knitting, purling, casting off and some simple fabrics--garter, stockinette, seed, ribbing. We'll see if I'm able to get it done by Sat. If I don't, it'll be a good thing to have around anyway....

1 comment:

  1. What a cool thing for your SNB group to do! I hope the brochure-making goes well.