Back in college – yes, this will TOTALLY date me – I listened to Edie Brickell (and the New Bohemians). I seriously wondered if dogs could smile. And I wasn’t aware of too many things, although like any college freshman, I am sure I thought I was aware of EVrything.
I recently dove full bore into my knitting, having made my way there after more than a decade of work as a visual artist. It’s not that I’ve abandoned my art – it’s just that I was ready to claw my way through new challenges.
Today, I found my artwork hollering to me from across the creek of life while I was trying to pick colors for an argyle sock project for the Master Hand Knitter program. I ended up selecting one of my paintings – here it is unencumbered by little jpegs of balls of yarn:
The painting is oil on panel, and it depicts a schoolhouse in Montana that one of my family members actually matriculated from. I decided to match the colors of the painting as best I could with Cascade’s Heritage sock yarn from JimmyBeans.com. Here’s what I came up with:
The top image shows the sock yarns I have selected – and the bottom image shows the black and white version of the picture and the yarns. This lets me look at the range of values I have picked, to make sure the socks don’t appear ‘flat’ from having too many colors in the same value area on the scale. I picked six colors because I am not sure which of the browns I’ll go with just yet.
At any rate, the art (and knitting) adventure continues… Guess once you’re an artist you remain one for life.