I need a kind of wherewithal (that's the wrong word, because all crafting requires this skill) to sew. I mean, it involves motors and rulers and math.
Weirdly, knitting involves all of the same elements, minus the motors (unless you count my muscles).
This project is not mindless:
In fact, that crazy pattern, involving repeats of 5 (in the flat) that must match at a variety of intersections, not to mention the ribbing isn't just standard issue repeats of knit 1/purl 1, but a fancy version involving knitting through the back loop of every stitch. Haven't yet got to the sleeves or shawl collar, wherein I'll need to figure out short rows in a crazy pattern of 5 stitch repeats (or 4 stitch, when I start knitting the sleeves in the round).
|I've got pages on pages of notes so far...|
I've already prevailed on the wonderful knitting community for lots of help. Thereafter, I went to my LYS for further assistance on how to interpret a pattern I've been told is constructed very unusually - quite complexly. My newness to knitting means that I encounter numerous untried techniques every single time I start a project.
Why is it that my brain is soothed by this activity while the idea of fitting and sewing is so overwhelming to me right now?
Today's questions: If you knit and sew, how do you find them different? Does your brain prefer one over the other? Which is the more "purely creative" activity, in your opinion? Is that even a fair question? And to those of you who might not do either of these crafts, is there an analogy to this in your life which you can describe?