Brilliant metaphor for American culture — and home!
Piecing it together with pins, making a rectangle of 32″ x 38″ Lots of work still ahead – it needs to be shaped, blocked , steamed and stitched
Piecing it together in my head
I had the idea of knitting a security blanket as a metaphor for American culture so I started by knitting – as an example- my own security blanket.
So as I was knitting the different sections, I was puzzled as to why I was using such a different range of colors in this knitting. Usually I work with pure color, and never use black. And why did I start knitting with size 15 knitting needles when I have very few bulky yarns? To create the bulky yarns needed for size 15 knitting needles, I combined different thickness of yarns together, different colors together and different textures together which gave a much more muted palette. Black and browns, deep blues…
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