Check out this NY Times article on an exhibit in the Museum of Arts and Design (formerly the American Craft Museum) in NY. It’s critical of the exhibit for NOT having more actual knitting, crocheting, etc., but rather pieces in other media that mimic the effect of lace and woven/hand-constructed fabric. Still, if I somehow find myself in NY before June 17, I would like to visit it. I like how the critic wanted the exhibit to address more how crafts have exploded and transformed the modern perceptions about traditional activities.
My FO for this post, a somewhat political statement, is my Hopeful sweater in pink Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. For every pattern she sells on her website for $5, she donates $6 to breast cancer research. A real win-win, right?! I also knit this in October, 2005, Breast Cancer Awareness Month — very cosmic, IMHO. It’s hard to tell from these pix, but my stitches changed after I ended the in-the-round section and started regular stockinette. I think my purl tension is just different from my knit tension. Since I started to knit combination (per Annie Modesitt’s instructions), my tension for both stitches is much more even. At first I didn’t like the irregular look, but now I’m philosophical. And if anyone looks closely enough to notice, I just say “I meant to do that!” BTW, the Hopeful Knitalong suggests different ties, butI prefer the original design which looks like the pink ribbon symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness.