Freeform knitting :)
Quite some time ago I wrote about the way my mother knits – starting a project not knowing exactly what it will turn into.
Honestly, I have some of that myself. The other day I wanted to start (yet another!) hat – so I even made a test swatch, calculated the number of stitches needed and cast on.
After the ribbing was done I thought: “This looks a little too big. Doesn’t matter, I’ll work a couple of more rows, to see if it really is.” So, continue another couple of rows.
And than my husband leans over: “What’s that you’re knitting?”
“I thought it will be a hat for Zigi. But it’s too big. Doesn’t matter – it will be a vest for Katarina.”
So, instead of making a green hat with a car and a tree, I set my mind to knit a vest with tulips, elephants and simple leacy pattern in a variety of bright colours.
But as I was progressing towards the crown of tulpis I thought: “Well, this isn’t enough stitches for tulips to be really nice, I’ll make some cute round flowerets with a white spot in the middle.”
Now, after looking at this vest, I am thinking: “Hmmmmm, it’s a bit too wide. How about I make a dress out of it?”
I can’t say for sure what this project will end being. I just know it will be colourful and playful. Girly, definitely.