Sunday, August 5, 2007

Rethinking the pear...

I know this isn't exactly a stitched pear - but at least it's finished. I have found of late that knitting (very simple things) has helped me when I become a little stressed over things that aren't working - like pears for example. I bought this wool about a fortnight ago and I have knitted up into a simple scarf for my eldest daughter. As you can see it was also varigated and it knitted up into amazing stripes. The photo doesn't do it justice as the colours were really lovely and quite deep shades in places. It was the greatest wool and it knitted up like a dream -the stitches slipped from one needle to another without the slightest drag.

Stay tuned for E's red scarf - it just needs the fringe to finish it...

But what of the pears I hear you say??? Well I have backed right away from them - after writing the previous post it dawned on me what I was trying to achieve is not exactly what the Sumptuous Surfaces course was about. I think I was trying to recreate the pears into 'still life' whereby now thinking about what I would like to do is explore shape and colour or rather monotones in relationship to what they can offer a shape I have had a rethink and I am clearer in what I want - it may have to wait until after the course is finished - but it won't beat me. Sometimes I guess you have to come to a full stop in order to go on - if you know what I mean. I may go away and have a draw this time as using pencils (crayon, paint or whatever) helps with the thinking process - helping translate the idea onto the page and ultimately on to the fabric. I want to have a 'play' with the pear shape in a more abstract medium rather than trying to reproduce a 'real' version. By George, I think I am finally on the right track... I feel worn out mentally but least now I know (sort of) what I am about...

1 comment:

Tannia said...

Such pretty colours Sharon :) A lovely scarf....I've been on a scarf knitting frenzy!