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KnittingI used to knit a lot, but I haven't knitted much of anything since discovering weaving. Nonetheless I have made a few items worth showing...
These are really cool. (No, really.) The colored stripes and moire patterns in these socks are achieved using very precise skeining and dyeing technique – carefully space-dyed (handpainted) yarn. I call them “ikat socks” because they look a bit like ikat (warp-painted) fabric.
I started this shawl in June, 2003, shortly before AIDS Lifecycle 2.
I had just finished my travel shawl, a blue silk shawl handspun on a drop spindle as I roamed around Southeast Asia on a quasi-pilgrimage, letting go of my past life and considering what came next. I knitted the travel shawl in a counterclockwise spiral as I wandered–which, in Wicca, means letting go, undoing.
On my return, I needed a new project, so I decided to make a companion piece–a clockwise spiral that would help build my new life, the things I most valued.