Tuesday, January 17, 2006
knitting as sport
At last count, 438 knitters had commented about this post, with the vast majority signing on for the challenge. Most of these knitters are planning on starting and finishing fair isle sweaters, heirloom quality lace shawls, or whole afghans (afghan the blanket, not the nationality...). In sixteen days. These are some intense knitters.
Me, I'm going to knit a hat.
You see, I'm the type of not-so-intense remedial slow-ass knitter that is challenged by a hat. I'm rationalizing that it is still a good project for the Knitting Olympics because I will have to use DPN's (maybe my first pair of socks will be like training for the big two weeks), knit cables and bobbles, and finish the damn thing while working full-time and going to school. In sixteen days. Did I mention that part already?
Looks like a new purchase of Cascade 220 is in order.
Though I think a knitted afghan (the nationality, not the blanket) would be an interesting project.
A pretty, pink...womb.
At least those are a bit utilitarian. I can completely understand why someone would knit them. But a uterus? When was the last time you saw someone waring a knit uterus after a hysterectomy? At the site for the "womb" they didn't even know how to display the finished piece... So they hung it from a tree. I guess if we stretch the imagination a bit we could equate it to a piece of fruit. Fruit bearing the seed kind of thing. But it looks weird! A uterus in a tree!!!
Anyway, I'm curious to know how you knew the person who was wearing the PATTbits was indeed wearing the PATTbits.
Yeah the uterus is strange. Have you seen the complete digestive system?
I think they do it just to see if they can.
Who knows maybe the uterus knitter was inspired by the digestive knitter. Or vice versa. Regardless, pretty talented! So when can we expect a Brain Cap, shaped like a real brain from either you or Katie?
We decided that the primary difference is that while both are creative pursuits, art is usually not functional and craft is all about the function.
Following that, this knitted womb is...art?
Seems we also have a bit in common. I'm an x-okie and am finding I actually miss some of it too (thunderstorms, seasons but not the bible belt!). But just can't bring myself to move into the state. LOL! So we're moving to Missouri. Close to relatives... but not tooo close. ;) Can't wait to hear the thunderstorms again. I soooo miss them!