Flat, flat, flat. No shaping. No sewing seams together. No knitting on 4 needles. Nope. Flat.
Flat can be taken in the car.
Flat can be worked on next to the computer as Youngest Son slogs through his composition.
Flat can be knitted on while finding out who is going to be "The Next Great Baker" with my kids.
I'm sure a 3-D project could also be taken any of these places. But it scares me.
I did crochet a 3-D project once. I am still recovering.
2-D seems considerably more safe at this stage of life. And right now, when it comes to knitting, safe is good.
Here is my latest flat project:
I did roll it up so I would feel a little less self-conscious about my knitting's flat-ness.
I got the pattern for this sweet little dish cloth here.
Love the way that the stitching gives a little basketweave look. Easy peasy. Just garter and stockinette stitch. Very, very safe.
I must say, now that it's done, I think I could have done a little better on my color choices. Red is always a favorite, but when I added that creamy white edge, I did get a little of the feeling I had knitted a dish cloth for Mrs. Claus. I guess I could put it out with the cookies and milk next Christmas Eve. Don't suppose Mrs. C. gets much brought back to her for all she loans her husband out to the entire world for a complete 24-hour period.
Oh, well, it's useful, it's pretty, it's satisfyingly made with my own hands. All in all, a very satisfactory dish cloth, indeed.