29 January 2012
Geometry and knitting
I had a Spirograph when I was a kid that I would spend hours with making all these intricate symmetrical designs. I think that's what I love about lace. What do you see when you look at designs by Herbert Niebling? I see such beauty in the minute detailed repetitive order of everything that his brilliant mind came up with. And I see the same beauty in even the simplest symmetry, like my cake of Madelinetosh 'cove' caving into itself as more and more of it disappears into my Bridgewater.
I so love every part of knitting ~ from planning to completion ~ but especially the transformation of your fiber as you select it, wind it, knit it and block it, and all the different forms it takes during each step of the creative process. I might be a faster knitter if I wasn't so darn distracted with every little thing that happens along the way!
If you had to pick one thing, what is your favorite part of a project? Is it the planning? Is it casting on that first stitch? Or maybe wearing your finished piece? What a wonderful craft we all are lucky enough to have discovered and come to love.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend and I can't wait to see the first finished Bridgewater! I'm feeling like it's only a matter of days before there's a FO posted.....and I'm anxiously awaiting it!