Friday, January 19, 2018

Albers Cowl

The Holidays have been busy! So busy I haven’t blogged. Although I did a lot of knitting, I did not work on any of my projects and patterns. Instead it was a nice break to knit other people’s patterns, mostly for holiday gifts.

The highlight was learning a new knitting skill by participating in Fringe Association’s Log Cabin knit-along. I had not tried log cabin knitting before and thought this was a great opportunity to jump in. I took the Alber’s Cowl patten and altered it a bit to make an oversized cowl/hood. And of course I had to base it on my favorite Albers in the UMFA collection. Our collections manager at the UMFA was kind enough to model it for me right next to the real thing (which was not on display but down in our storage area).

I have made knitted patterns based on our art before (see Jasmine Sidewinder) and I love this Albers Cowl. I am definitely going to make some more based on the art that I look at and teach from every day!

Hopefully, I will be able to blog more and at least keep track of this year's goals which include getting ready for an exhibition of all my pieces from my Great Basin National Park Artist-in-Residency and creating a new collection of art pieces based on salt from Great Salt Lake. And my perpetual goal: knitting everything from my stash instead of buying yarn.