Thursday, November 13, 2008


The Knitting Girl by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1869

Last night as I was doing some late night knitting, I began taking a trip down memory lane (ok - I was doing straight stitch no brainer stuff) to the days when I was an art student and totally blown away by the artists of the 60's 70's and 80's that were daring (according to art critics of the day) to be included in art museum exhibits and installations throughout the world. During those years I was always trying to reconcile the passion for knitting, crocheting and painting and somehow mesh them together at the disdain of a few professors. Hello, anyone heard ot the Fiber Movement in acadamia?

We've come a long way, baby - knitties! We are seeing knitting and crochet in movies, television, museum exhibits and embraced by celebrities - on the street, wrapped around doors, poles, and architecture - it's everywhere. Take note every time you see a knitted item unexpectedly and smile at this wonderful explosion of creativity. Think of the fabulous artists who created a brave new knitting world for us to step into.

Here's a short overview of knitting I found this morning to get you thinking retro...HISTORY OF KNITTING.

Now get out there and create your own knitting and crocheting history today and remember to write about it. Knit-Share-Go!

Marg (sipping HOT mocha and enjoying the rainy day)

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