The other day, Annie asked:
Got a question for you…Your work is so beautiful and amazing. I wondered if you have been aware of the discussion on some of the blogs about
art and creativity. Do you consider your knitting to be art? Or is it more a
skill, hobby or craft? I would be interested to hear your thoughts. Personally, I would consider you an artist, I wonder if you consider yourself an artist.
The answer is . . . yes and no.
If you follow a pattern exactly and knit a sweater, I don’t think that makes you an artist. A skilled craftsperson, certainly, if your execution of the pattern is skillfully done.
The designer is the artist. I consider the knits that I design to be art. Whether or not it’s good art is debatable. And starting with a written pattern but making your own changes to it to suit your own vision of how it should look I suppose is art in a way. Because I often do this, I guess I’m an artiste manque.
Or something like that.
What do you think?
Speaking of art, I do have an idea for a fair isle slowly percolating in my head. If I ever get two minutes to rub together, I might actually commit it to paper, electronic or otherwise.
Here it is! In all it’s felted glory!
This one is in color #52. And I’ve started the next one, in color #88.
And I got this in the mail:
That’s Kureyon in color number 89. I’m thinking a couple more Booga bags, and maybe a felted Bucket o Chic or two?
Some of you asked where I got my little Halloween Spongebob. Ian gave him to me a couple of weeks ago. I believe Spongebob was purchased at Rite-Aid. A drugstore, in case you don’t have ‘em in your area.
I received a sweet little mousie from Siow Chin Yeo in Hong Kong. Thank you!
About time for an update photo, eh?
I have one more pattern repeat to complete before I start doing the front neck shaping, which I shall be winging.
In true artistic fashion.