My current knitting-in-progress, in answer to the knitting-in-progress from this previous post.
My great knitting guru: Kaffe Fassett, photo by Steve Lovi taken in his studio in 1985. (A handsome devil too.)
Incredibly, Fassett's first ever knitting project contained an impressively combined 20 colours, above.
Above and below, some of my favourite patterns from his Glorious Knitting book first published in 1985. Ignorance is bliss: Fassett initially worked as a watercolour painter with an interest in colour and pattern. When he began to translate this interest to knitting he was blissfully unaware of its traditional rules, and broke most of them. We are all the richer for it.
It's an interesting story to keep in mind when trying a new craft or medium. I tend to prefer to know the rules before I break them but maybe there's just as much to be said for doing it the other way around.
This blog is both a record of my work and an attempt to contribute to the vast inspiration that thousands of other creative people have given me via the internet.
I worked for many years in the fashion industry, designing prints, textiles and developing products for children. I now work as a freelance illustrator and make a variety of work under my own name. Some of the things that I make can be found in my etsy shop and in galleries and stores around Australia.