Then It Hit Me...

New York Built's picture

The book, "Knitting Masterpieces" by Ruth Herring and Karen Manners, was way ahead of its time. I discovered it in a dusty pile of books on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn...and fell in love. These gals lovingly and with great vision charted 20 art masterpeices from Standing Bison cave drawings to...well, to this iconic image of my youth.

This is what is on my needles. I am in knitting bliss.

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Thunderhorse54's picture

You are braver and much more talented than I am. I would not attempt such a piece.

Tom Hart's picture

Thanks so much for that, Mark. What a find! I've just put in a request for it through inter-library loan. Can't wait...

New York Built's picture

Welcome, Tom. I can't decide what to do next...the Halley Comet section of the Bayeaux Tapestry or Shunkosai Hokushu's The Corrupt Official. Both great episodes in my victors and victims theme of late...King Harold or Tanuma...hard choice.

Every person I encounter teaches me more about myself. Without whom not.

New York Built's picture

To Thunderhorse...

Do not sell yourself short, my friend. The thought of making an afgan gives me apoplectic shivers...I have no patience to make such a useful and, I am sure in your experienced hands, beautiful object.

Every person I encounter teaches me more about myself. Without whom not.

Thunderhorse54's picture

Thank you for your encouraging words. Sometimes we all need them.

ronhuber's picture

Good for you, Mark. The sweater is going to be wonderful and what a challenge. And the book is a real find. Will keep my eyes open for that.

CLABBERS's picture

I am anxious to see how it turns out. Make sure you keep us up to date. I like the color choices so far.

New York Built's picture

Thanks Mark. I shall. All your interest in my work spurs me on. The yarn used in the pattern is long gone...but new products from other manufacturers filled in nicely.

Every person I encounter teaches me more about myself. Without whom not.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I vaguely remember hearing of this book....and may have seen a copy somewhere. It will be interesting to see how this project develops.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

vplane's picture

This looks like a lot of fun. Those colors!

TinkerJones's picture

Maybe I'll create a swatch based on Rauschenberg's White Painting... more my speed.

New York Built's picture

Color field does have a place...and Hombre Homage to Ombre, as well!

Every person I encounter teaches me more about myself. Without whom not.

pringer77's picture

Wow NY, that is an amazing book! I never think to look in the old bookstores for knitting books...I walk past one on broadway almost every day! I am very jealous of your knitting and crafting ability...I am still such a beginner!

pringer77's picture

Hey NY,

I never thought to look in the old bookstores! I walk by one on broadway almost every day...such a good idea.

Am very jealous of your skill as a relative newbie!!

New York Built's picture

Strand, Paul?

I. Adore. Strand. Bookstore.

Well, I am there often in compromising positions on the floor, going through lower shelves. All in the name of research. Yeah. Right.

Every person I encounter teaches me more about myself. Without whom not.

mrossnyc's picture

Hey Mark, looks like a great project and I can't wait to see it as it goes along!