Definition of SYNTHESIS
a : the composition or combination of parts or elements so as to form a whole b : the production of a substance by the union of chemical elements, groups, or simpler compounds or by the degradation of a complex compound c : the combining of often diverse conceptions into a coherent whole; also : the complex so formed
a : deductive reasoning b : the dialectic combination of thesis and antithesis into a higher stage of truth
Two many lives to lead, not enough time” – too many projects to knit, but one more is done – “Another one bites the dust, and another one’s gone and another one’s gone, another one bites the dust!”
Quite often as I sit knitting bits and pieces of song drift through my head. The above lyrics kept repeating this last weekend as I finished Celtic Fichu and added two more projects to the ever-growing list!
I was asked lately what my style of design was; how was I influenced and what would I call what I do.
The knitting is pretty clear – I am influenced by historic garments and traditional lace motifs – but I put them into a modern esthetic.
The painting of my knitting is simply a fascination with the finishing. It allows me to draw attention to the details that I want to highlight and add the colours that I deem best. It seems that I am a bit of a control freak – I want to create my own canvas in the knitting and then make that knitting reflect my influences and tastes as they come together at that moment.
The synthesis of the two forms of creativity make something unique, something that is ever-changing as I change and as my influences shift and drift.
The world around us creates in much the same way.
The Celtic Fichu is now ready for painting – the finishing step.
Next in line is are a pair of gloves, knit with Blue Ridge Yarns Footlights. This yarn comes packaged in 4, 100 yd, hand-dyed skeins of deep colour. I am working with the “Pansy” colourway.
I think that this pattern will work well for left over bits of sock yarn or any small amounts of colourful 4-plys.
For Christmas my son gave me a beautiful brooch. I have a large collection of brooches, something to do with having a large collection of shawls I think! LOL!! I, quite simply have no shawl that does it justice so this last week I brought the brooch into work and found a yarn in a colourway that will show it off.
Rowan Fine Art Sock yarn in the Lapwing colourway won. While playing with the yarn I noticed that the yarn would work for pooling. I am going to knit a pooling shawl, using a few different leaf lace patterns. The colours say woodlands and forest to me.