Thursday, May 19, 2022

May Sweater: Silva


This is my May Sweater. It wasn’t my favorite construction but I love the Shepherd’s Wool I knit it out of. It definitely screams May!

Monday, April 25, 2022

April Sprout Pullover

Yay, this is my April sweater called Sprout designed by Tif Neilan. It is an eye-watering chartreuse but the exact color of all the early leaf buds in my neighborhood right now. I think this marathon sweater knitting is helping my creative block as I am starting to sketch original ideas again for my own art. I hope I can still stick with all the sweaters *and* begin some of my own stuff.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

March Seed Pod

My March Sweater is a big gauge so it took less time! This is Seed Pod by Tara-Lynn Morrison from Purl Soho. It’s very warm for the beginning of March but will be stored by the end of March waiting for next winter. It reminds me so much of all the dried seed pods leftover in March waiting for new growth.

Monday, February 28, 2022

February Daytripper Sweater

Just in the nick of time I sewed the buttons on my February Sweater. It is a warm and cozy icelandic wool sweater called Daytripper designed by Mary Jane Mucklestone. So far so good on my goal of a sweater a month. Hopefully I can keep my momentum. 

#lakesaltknit #yearofsweaters #knitting #bangoutadaytripper 

Monday, February 14, 2022

January Incunabula Sweater

I’ve lost a little of my creativity mojo this past year. Although I have been knitting a lot, I have only created one work of art. So in order to kick start my creativity before my artist residency in Glacier National Park next year, I have taken on a rather daunting challenge for myself. 

I am trying to knit one sweater a month. This is a doozy of a challenge for me but I hope by packing in a lot of knitting, new techniques, and dogged willpower, I will kickstart my brain to start imagining and scheming to make original wearable art come next year. 

With that in mind, I have already created my January sweater (well, in full disclosure, I finished it on February 2 but I am still counting it as January). Here is the beautiful design Incunabula by Karie Westermann. It was a wonderful pattern that flew off the needles. It’s a perfect start to my year of sweaters. 

I will post later about my February sweater that is well under way!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

New Beehive at Granary

My Paper Hive in the New Beehive exhibition is now at the Granary in Ephraim, UT through January 22. I did an artist’s talk that you can see on Vimeo here. Go see the whole exhibition, it’s so lovely and intriguing. 

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Automation is Deadly

Ekphrasis is a detailed description of a work of visual art in writing. But why can’t art be translated into knitting too? This work of Ekphrastic knitting is based on a Truism by Jenny Holzer. Holzer’s Truisms are an ongoing series of maxims that are meant to spark conversation. The words of Jenny Holzer have been posted on storefronts, scrolled on giant screens in Times Square, shown in LED lights spiraling up the Guggenheim atrium, and projected on buildings. And now, plastered on a toque for you to wear.

You can find the pattern here.