Friday, April 18, 2008


I am knitting the Drop Stitch Lace Tank from Fitted Knits and am really enjoying it. It looks like it should be complicated, but it is not at all. I love the form that the stitch pattern makes.

The droplets remind me of the work of Ruth Asawa. Her sculptures were among my favorite pieces when I visited the de Young a couple of years ago.

I must be in a philosophical mood because when I look at these images, it makes me reflect how each action creates waves of consequences. I think, for example, about how a decision to start this little blog has helped me "meet" an ever-expanding circle of people. One person links to another, who links to another, and another, and the ripples get wider and wider, and I am suddenly connected to people who I would not otherwise have known . This week, I met Chris, and we had a nice chat and lunch. Janet, whose blog I stalked, turned out to live very close to me. She generously gave me her extra copy of Greetings From Knit Cafe after reading that I had intended to buy it at Knit Cafe but that they had run out. And though I have not yet met her in person, I discovered that Farrah and I share a lot in common, including our taste in knits. She was kind enough to get me a much-coveted copy of Paton's Street Smart, and we're going to do our own mini KAL for the cabled hoodie. Aren't ripples fun?


  1. Events in my life this week have also made me think about the consequences of small actions. Very unpredictable. The knit does look like the art pieces, beautiful.

  2. Those sculptures really are neat! I've been enjoying art museums more than ever since I started knitting.

    I totally agree with you about the ripples thing. Between blogging and ravelry I've been connecting with such wonderful people that I never would have had the pleasure of knowing otherwise... people like you ;-)

  3. That stitch is wonderful. Gotta try that one. Very nice post.

  4. the tank looks like it's going to be gorgeous.

    I remember those wonderful sculptures- I think they were there when the museum first reopened. Thanks for posting the photo:)

  5. It's great how things seem to come full circle. I agree with your ripple analogy and I am always amazed at the interconnectedness amongst knitters.