More work on the Clapotis. Nearly there!
I have been slowly unpacking the craft room, and decided to do some drawing following on from the trip to see LAND. I love these two photos, looking through vegetation to the statue:
Charcoal, held by the very end:
Yet more knitting on the clapotis, the decrease rows go quickly, which is nice.
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.