Thursday, February 19, 2009

Life And Art

I've hardly had time to knit a stitch recently, hence my blogging absense during the past week. I have been painting. Not quite in the Michaelangelo way (although I did do two ceilings!) but more like in the roller and masking tape way. I just spent our four day weekend painting my daughter's bedroom. It was backbreaking work and to be honest by the end of the day I was so tired and my hands ached so much that I just couldn't pick up my knitting at all.
I then devoted the earlier part of this week to teaching a class on Illuminated Manuscripts, a totally fascinating and very inspiring topic. I absolutely adore the history of art and could spend hours just researching around my given subject for the month.

Last night I finally got back to knitting.

I'm fiddling around a bit right now, creating a matinee jacket, which was one of the first items I ever knitted. I've not made that many in recent years so it's quite interesting to go back to creating something so small and beautiful. I'm using an acrylic yarn from my stash, because baby items really need to be easy to wash and dry and I'm just making it up as I go along. It's proving quite interesting with it's delicate openwork, artistic in fact!


Rudee said...

It's pretty Jane.

Kimmie said...

I'm fascinated by illuminated manuscripts too. Ever since reading about them in the book, "How the Irish Saved Civilization." Hannah raved about her lesson from you :)

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