Painting With Yarn

Recently, I have been talking via email to Jana Botkin, who does the most lovely California landscapes under the studio name "Cabinart," about our mutual love of knitting.  What a delight to find another visual artist who is addicted to the joys of yarn!

It is not unusual for creative people to express themselves in multiple media. There are many examples of writers who made visual art. Kurt Vonnegut, the author of "Slaughterhouse Five," made silk screen prints. Henry Miller and e. e. cummings painted. However, I have never met a visual artist, such as Jana, who loves knitting as I do.

I thought I would share with you and Jana a couple of my recent projects. The body of each is a classic bottom-up design with dropped shoulders, done on circular needles.

Northfield merino, baby alpaca, and silk yarn from Webs
Rose pattern from "Brocade Sweater," Drops Design
Pewter buttons

 Unlabeled cotton-wool blend yarn from my stash
Damask Flower and border patterns by Kaffe Fassett,  from his book "Glorious Knits"
Czech glass buttons

1 comment:

  1. Holy guacamole, Nance! You are light years ahead of me in your ability, a true Knitting Warrior. I'm (almost) speechless with admiration! These sweaters are stunning. Now, not only do I want to paint like you, I want to knit like you too.


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