The last couple months I have been in a bit of a knitting lull. I’ve started several projects only to lose interest and frog or just put the project to the side. I just couldn’t get excited–I wasn’t inspired by anything.
And then, about a week ago, I got my hands on a copy of this book:
Japanese Inspired Knits
I want to knit EVERYTHING in this book. Okay, not everything but close. First there is this sweet cardigan:
and this pretty fair isle:
summer in tokyo
I love, love, love, this cardigan coat:
and finally, this clever tee:
While the one I am most excited about is “flower buds”, I thought I would first start with something a little more season appropriate.
beginnings of “the carp”
I love it! I have never knit a sweater this way before, all in metered squares. You basically knit it in stripes–such an interesting way to construct a garment. I am excited to see how it all fits together. Here is a close up:
The lighter yarn looks a little more green in person but I like the slight blue cast of it. Why my knitting mojo had to come back in force when I should be spending all my time packing boxes, I don’t know. I guess that is just the way it goes.
Okay, back to kni…ur, packing.