Wednesday, April 06, 2005

"Knitting is, at its fundamentals, a binary code featuring top-down
design, standardized submodules, and recursive logic that relies on
ratios, mathematical principles, and an intuitive grasp of
three-dimensional geometry." -- Kim Salazar

I went to college with Kim. She was a freshman and I was a senior and she was doing blackwork embroidery in Anthro class while I was doing a nice pictorial embroidery from one of the Unicorn Tapestries. The teacher put up with a lot, I suppose.

I like loom weaving better than card weaving. Last night I made several inches of a couple different kind of twill. This involves putting your feet on different combinations of treadles in a specific order. That is really hard for me, for more than about four steps, with no discernible logic. I hope I will figure it out soon, but the results are very pleasing so far.

I have Sarah's kittens (now long skinny 8-month old catlings) sprawled over me, and Asterix is speaking to me again. He and Mena (who only sleeps with her person, who's in college) and Abbey went for a walk down the side of very long driveway yesterday. Abbey was so excited. She was racing around with her tail bottled, climbing trees and being freaked out by dead leaves and live horses (next door. They thought we were interesting, too). The older cats were clear that Abbey was just silly, but when Abbey got lost Asterix was quite unhappy and mewed. We thought that she, like Mena, had gone back to the house. I had to go back later (having searched the house, and by then Twilly was upset) and found her sitting sadly on a stone wall. We are all home and happy now.

1 comment:

Cassie said...

It's that last thing, the intuitive grasp of 3 dimensional geometry, that gets me confuddled the minute I try to go beyond shawls and socks. I'm continuing to try to think of sweaters as very big double-footed socks. Don't tell me any different.