Sunday, May 23, 2010
Life has its own hidden forces
This is a picture of an undaunted dandelion. It looks like this, because it has squeezed through two flagstones on my terrace. I feel a little like it when I work on this project.:
One of my green projects has become "½ hour -a -day-project". It is a linen dress, a piece of knitted art, a clever construction of domino knitted squares, that are wrenched in a way that the shape will become balloon-y. I want this dress so much but it is impossible for me to work it for more than ½ hour a day. The linen is rough and inelastic, however the color is beautiful, three linen threads of dark green and a light green cotton thread loosely twisted.
I have done some maths on this dress. When I have finished it(-and I will)- I have:
cast on : 396 stitches,
picked up :823 stitches
made : 460 decreases.