My Meditation on Knitting with Color

comments (2) June 1st, 2008 in gallery     

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MichaelaMurphy Michaela Murphy, contributor
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I have no idea, as if this writing, what this extravaganza of stitching and color will finally become, but I love the process of experimentation. I have no idea, as if this writing, what this extravaganza of stitching and color will finally become, but I love the process of experimentation. Photo: Gregg Snodgrass

This piece started out with me just choosing colors from my yarn collection and randomly stitching and alternating color. For a while I thought that maybe it would turn out to be a scarf but I wasn’t using a pattern. I decided instead to let all of the left over bits and pieces in my yarn stash dictate what direction it (and I) might take. The result (so far) is a kind of crazy-knit hodge-podge. It may still end up being a scarf but I also wonder what would happen if I just kept on going? Maybe make several ‘columns’ and stitch those together to make a blanket? It has been great to just pick up different colors and see what happens next. I highly recommend the process as it is very relaxing and inspiring to see what’s happening right in my hands.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: gallery, yarn, alternative, color

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MichaelaMurphy writes: Exactly...while sometimes I feel like I HAVE to know what it is that I am making, I really love to just wait and see what happens. The good news is that if I hate it--I can just unravel it and the better news is that more often than not I am amazed by discovering how certain color combos work, and how some random stitches can become a cool pattern that I may never have thought of otherwise.
Posted: 10:42 pm on June 8th
Lambslove writes: My favorite thing is just to pick up my crochet hook, a yarn that feels good or looks yummy and just go - everyone asks "what are you making" and I will just mumble something about a shawl and let it go at that. The true answer of course is "I don't know!" - I am having fun playing with my yarn and if it turns out to "BE" something then great. Kind of reminds me of childhood mudpies but instead of playing in the mud I am playing my yarn stash.
Posted: 1:34 pm on June 8th
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