Friday, November 5, 2010
I'm headed out of the country for 10 days and here is my pile of travel yarn. Mostly it's Bugga that I bought at Rhinebeck. Packing my knitting projects takes more thought than packing my clothes, there's the worry that I might run out of projects, egad. Plus I have make sure I have all the right needles and notions. Let's see how much I can make with six skeins of sock yarn in 10 days.
For reading I have The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson, recent winner of the Man Booker Prize, The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt, and Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. All paperbacks and hefty enough to last a little while.
This is my latest submission to drawing Friday on flickr. Weaverknits Albers Cowl got me thinking about Josef Albers. Like the Mondrian drawing that I did, this is more adventures in the inconsistencies of the hand compared with the precision of the artwork that inspired it. I was looking at a gallery page of Josef Albers' series "Homage to the Square". Didn't use a ruler, but did sketch it out with pencil. Despite my best effort, everything tilts up to the right. Am I right handed or what? The scan might be a little off kilter too. Still, I like the little accidents, like the corners that don't quite meet and the watercolor bleeding into each other.
See you soon!