Just more knitting on the Clapotis, 2 rows last night and 3 rows tonight. One of tonight’s rows was a row 8, which is my favourite in the repeat, as it’s the one where you drop a stitch and let it ladder to form the pattern. Great fun to be able to drop stitches and see them unravel. Also, as I’m on the decrease rows, I get to drop two stitches per row 8, even more fun!
Today, I got my printer on the WiFi, so I was able to print to it directly from my tablet. I printed an image that I’d previously converted to black and white, and then traced over the main lines with permanent pen on acetate.
We have recently moved to a lovely house on the side of a steep hill, with a lovely nature reserve at the top. We went for a walk up to the top after breakfast, and I took my camera with me.
I’m terrible at plant identification, so forgive me if I get any of these wrong!
All in all, a very special part of the world.
Lots more knitting for days 215-220, more decrease rows.
Today, I got an interesting new book at the Festival of Quilts, chock full of easily explained and interesting exercises for exploring shape and design:
They had the suggestion of putting photos into black and white before using them, to emphasise line, so I put this photo from the trip to Lowsonford into B&W:
I think this needs further development in print and stitch.
Things are slowly settling down round here. The box room is unpacked, the kitchen is almost there, the craft room is usable (not that I’ve had time yet) and the living room and dining room oscillate between lovely and full of stuff as we pull boxes in from the garage to unpack them.
Today I did this pastel sketch of the Gormley figure’s head, trying to make polygonal shapes with pastel marks: