National Knit a Piano Week

A couple of days ago I had the idea to try knitting a piano. Once I got into it, my to-do list for the week went out the window, because now it is National Knit a Piano Week in this household.

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Many questions have arisen in the process. What is the best non-boring color for a piano? How many keys should a silly nonrealistic representation of a piano have? And of course: lid or no lid?? (That last one has yet to be resolved.)

In my tiny designs, I aspire to make everything as simple as possible, which is a fun challenge. It’s also fun to go a bit in the opposite direction sometimes, and try to make something that involves some geometry and math. (Not swatching, though. Let’s not get carried away.)

Probably by the end of the week I’ll know if this piano has potential for a pattern, or if it was just a fun experiment in knitted instruments. I’ll keep you updated!

19 thoughts on “National Knit a Piano Week

  1. I am so glad to see that other people are easily distracted. I have a “must knit before xmas” list. yet I went to my stash and found some glorious forgotten yarn and all I want to do is use it. It is so not on my list! Hope your Piano comes out!

  2. I can’t wait to see this when it’s finished. What a great idea. I’m wondering where the eyes will be!

  3. Well if it does become a pattern, the process of putting that together and getting it tested would be a pretty lengthy one, so it would definitely be a 2012 debut!

  4. I gave up on to do checklists, I get easily distracted by Yarn and cute things to knit. It is like that “oooh shiny” moment and it has to be tried right then.


  5. Kadootje:

    I gave up on to do checklists, I get easily distracted by Yarn and cute things to knit. It is like that “oooh shiny” moment and it has to be tried right then.

    I agree! Its like a puppy…..”I love you, you are my… Squirrel….friend”

  6. That is a very bright blue! You should have some tiny creature playing it like one of your snowmen for the holidays. :)

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