Week 6 – 9 February 2016 / Tuesday

Week 6 – 9 February 2016 / Tuesday
19 cm x 29 – 27cm – (s 9mm plastic)
double yarn – knit

I had been planning to use the thin orange part-bamboo yarn today. I was looking forward to using a thin yarn and I thought that yesterday’s bright orange/magenta/red yarn would be a nice companion =- similar level of intensity.

IMG_2772However, I went another way….today is my young niece’s birthday (T) and I am making a sock doll portrait of her (as part of my ‘Sole Mate Sock Dolls’ CreativeCore project) using a particular orange, ‘fuzzy’ yarn for hair. I wanted to mark this day on my Time Piece by using her ‘hair’ – as it is Tuesday and so an appropriate colour choice by my self-imposed criteria.

This decision changed the whole character of the Time Piece from what I had imagined it was going to develop as…it took on a life of it’s own.

The fluffy yarn was surprisingly easy to work with and very, very soft to touch. It was so ‘fluffy’ that it hides the grey ‘lead’ yarn that is knitted alongside it. It takes up a lot of volume. The whole scale of the Time Piece, with the large needle size and the chunky yarn of the day before, had the feeling of knitting a ‘monster’.

The clashing colours and the contrast in textures gave it a grotesque quality that I did not enjoy. It is not a ‘pretty’ thing, or a harmonious thing, but it is a playful thing and it has significance in the choices and it was a good moment of spontaneous flexibility in my decision making.


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