Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Work in progress: Egyptian sash


How terrifying - exhilarating, even - to have nothing but some zig-zags between you and cold, hard, silky death.

I knit the first part of this project over fall break. It's part of my private reading in historically inspired knitted design, and although I haven't hit any serious roadblocks so far, at this point I'm holding my breath with every stitch I knit.

Chart? Hand-copied on borrowed graph paper. Math? Totally fudged and yet somehow perfect. Mitered corners? Improvised. Sewn steek? Improvised, with the help of a terrific quilter and knitter from the Ginko Gallery. Knitting mojo? Please, gods of silk, Addi turbos, and insanity: let me have a full tank of the stuff.

5 comments:

Bevan Williamsz said...

good old next blog button lands me in good places!

nice scarf.

-wcbevan

Cory Ellen said...

Thank you! It's fun to browse random blogs, eh?

Talons said...

that is breaktaking.

Emily said...

This looks like a really neat project.

Also, what kind of camera do you have? I'm looking to replace my old one with one that does better with close-up and low-light pictures.

Cory Ellen said...

Thanks, Emily and Talons!

Emily: my camera is a Canon Powershot A700. It's about 4 years old, so there are plenty of new models, but I'd definitely recommend the Powershot line. My little camera taught me everything I know about macro settings.