Sunday, 9 March 2008

Knit, slip and yarn over

Concentrating ferociously on my first knitting project that's not plain stocking stitch, to accompaniment of I Fagiolini singing a Monteverdi madrigal, the rather obvious but very motivating thought that more complex knitting patterns are like polyphony.

Grey alpaca lacy scarf in three voices.

15 comments:

maria said...

Oh my.... needled into the knitting mania! :)

Welcome!

Beth said...

It's GORgeous!!

Planethalder said...

A beautiful, ephemeral work of art! Jean, are you using a knitting pattern, a book... Did you already know how to knit?

Jean said...

Planethalder, I bought a pattern, along with the wool. I learned very basic knitting very young (mother and grandmother knitted constantly), but have hardly ever finished anything and certainly nothing with an all-over pattern! Are you knitting for your baby, or thinking of doing so? If so, I recommend you visit the I-Knit shop in Bonnington Square near Vauxhall Tube - mouthwatering stock, lovely people, comfy sofa, classes if you need them... http://www.iknit.org.uk/

rr said...

What beth said! GORgeous and so beautifully knitted.

I've just discovered that I-Knit London is moving so don't go to Vauxhall go to Waterloo. I can't wait to see the new stock, er, I mean premises.

Jean said...

Oooh. Much more convenient for me, and hopefully bigger premises :-)

rr said...

More convenient for me too, in as far as anywhere south of the river can be called "convenient". The premises are indeed bigger... to accommodate more stock!!! (amongst other things).

jane said...

Jean - love your work. Purchased a chartruesey-green long scarf and flower pin at milwaukee art museum a few years ago. I wore it everyday for many years and then a month ago, I simply couldn't find it?? Its become a part of me and I very much need another!! Can you tell me how I might get a new one? Please email me: janemordini@earthlink.net thank you, xox!! jane

Tall Girl said...

obvious to whom? It's a really interesting thought...

Lucy said...

Delightful!

PeterAtLarge said...

Jean, I'm glad to have come across your blog. As a reformed Brit, now living many years in the US, I miss the taste of rhubarb--which does not appear on too many menus over here, though more recently is found in supermarkets. I do like your blend of poetry and image, and plan to link to your site on my own, The Buddha Diaries. Please stop by to visit if you have the time...

Jean said...

Hi Peter. Pleased to meet you and delighted to know your blogs, which I look forward to exploring.

leslee said...

That is beautiful, and when I ever get done with the shawl I've started (which is all of about 2 inches long so far) I want to knit something just like it!

Jean said...

Leslee, this one is not difficult. I think you could well do it as your next project. And it's lovely. I'm thinking I might do another in the same pattern but twice as wide. Ask me for details as and when, if you want to.

Anonymous said...

I think minimalism, rather than polyphony!