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I want to be an artist -Tokuko's knitting work history 2-

May 07, 2019

I was 10 years old when I was first taught to knit. I remember my sister and I being given the exact same materials to knit black and white scarves. I don't remember if I finished knitting to the end.

In winter, I think my mother was knitting the knitting that was listed in "Kurashi no Techo". I really wanted to knit something like that, but I couldn't read the knitting pattern anyway. When I ask my mother and grandmother a question, neither of them give me a clear answer. For me at that time, it was the same situation as a foreigner buying a knitting book in Japanese.
It's funny, but I want to knit. I used to pull out crochet motif knitting and stick needle books and pick out only the patterned parts from it and knit them. I can't knit clothes, but I knit a lot of small things like that.
So, if anything, sewing was the main focus until high school students. It was a division of things like knitting but difficult things that you don't really understand.

When I became a university student and started living on my own, sewing suddenly became difficult. Because it was difficult to buy the cloth by myself.
However, as a college student, I finally noticed that there was mail order. From around this time, I order needles and specified threads by postcard and knit. Repeat. It's not the internet. Postcard! is.
Around that time, all the commercial books began to publish books on all the charts. Even if I couldn't read the knitting chart, I could read the chart, so by comparing it with the knitting chart, I gradually understood the meaning of the knitting chart.
However, I didn't fully understand the meaning of the gauge, and now that I think about it, all the clothes were too big for me. I didn't end up with something that really suited me.

But I really like the work of knitting, and I was knitting while listening to the radio at the used bookstore where I worked part-time. Yes, this is the beginning of my style, which has not changed at all.






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