Tuesday, October 12, 2010
double knitting, drawing, Rhinebeck Bingo
I've been slowly working on this scarf, and when I saw slowly I mean it, I can really only do about an inch of it at a time before taking a break. I've thought about quitting a number of times. The combination of the double knitting and Rowan Kid Silk Haze makes it really tedious. Double knitting creates a two layer, reversible fabric, where you're knitting both sides at the same time. It's like knitting a 1x1 rib with two colors. The toughest part was the cast on a first few rows and then it's easy to follow but all the knit and purl and the thin thin yarn is tiring. The fabric that it makes it luscious though and I think the end result will be gorgeous. The pattern is by Erica Schlueter from a hand out that she gave in a class that I took a couple of months ago. It's similar to a pattern (ravelry link) she designed that was published in Knit 1.
The drawing Friday flickr group is picking up steam, it's great to have some submissions. Come join us if you're feeling the drawing urge. Above is what I posted last Friday. There was an article in the NYTimes about a sculptor named Patrick Dougherty. He makes large hut-like sculptures out of sticks and twigs. This is an inset quote from the article. He seems like quite a character, nutty in a really nice way, and his work captivated me. Here's a link to his website: www.stickwork.net/installations.php
The NY Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck is coming up this weekend and I'll be a square on Rhinebeck bingo, wheee! If you're looking for me I'll be wearing one of these two items on Saturday and Sunday though they may be somewhat covered if it's cold and rainy.