Sunday, May 07, 2006

More knitting, less blog hopping.



There is only so much time to go around, so have to make tough choices… today was too gorgeous in NYC to be inside, but I did get 45 minutes of pure knitting while my son was in swim class. We also went to the river, at Mary’s suggestion (I am so glad the folks in Texas keep us posted…Thanks Mary!) to check out the new installation called "Puzzlejuice" by Orly Genger. A giant crochet project draped on the rocks, made of nylon rope. It is softer than it looks, its heavy and the kids just LOVE to jump on it. It will be there most of the summer. Why she calls it Puzzlejuice is a puzzle to me. Anyone?



It is part of 7 or 8 installations, called Studio in the Park in various parts of the Riverside Park complex.


So here is the Bubble Warp. It is a pattern that makes you pay attention a little more, I can’t watch a movie with it, but its fun. Bubble wrap is knit with Koigu from a few years ago. I do not have the color and lot info band anymore, sorry. I love the jewel tones- like precious stones. I tired to take dramatic shots of it, to match Puzzlejuice... The Sopranos are next……….I can knit to that......

13 comments:

Annie said...

Bubble Warp, so cool! Ok Hila....what yarn is that?!?

Mary, Mary... said...

Thank youthankyouthankyou!I'm glad it was a pretty day.I wonder how long it took her to make it?And your bubble wrap sock looks great--the colors really pop. I'm about to cast on for pair #2, woohoo! Jamaica tank being blocked today, stay tuned. I really appreciate you doing that!

lene said...

The bubble warp sock looks great! The last photo is just beautiful.

aija said...

Wow, love the color of your bubble wrap socks! And the giant crochet project is too cool...

Alice said...

The colourway of the Koigu is beautiful - love it. And you know what? I honestly thought "wow, that knitting istallation is really realistic", and then I realised it wasn't, it was actually your latest project!!

Bridget said...

Love your blog! Great projects. I need to do those fingerless gloves and the color on those bubble wrap socks is amazing.

Sharon in Ireland said...

Wow, what a huge croject project. Wonder how long it took to put together. The yarn for your socks is really beautiful.

Annie said...

Ok clearly I can't read. That yarn is Koigu. I was just so taken with the socks...

Steph said...

That is the most beautiful Koigu colorway...Noro had a similar one years ago, in pinks and greens, but now discontinued, unfortunately. i can't wait to see those socks finished, they will be beautiful.

Rebecca said...

That crochet thing at the park is very cool; I work with folks in NY and sent them to their blog and they want to know what street it's at so they can check it out

And thanks for sharing your empathy about UFOs/so little time so much to knit!
I tried to post earlier today and it jammed - to tell you that I am taking my first socks lesson on Wednesday, if all goes well I may join you in the sotmcwr!

crzjane said...

Your sock is beautiful! The colors are gorgeous!
Sometime I think artists have too much time on their hands. But the Puzzlejuice does look interesting. I wonder if Orly knits?

Garngamen said...

Ohh nooo (sounding like Mr Bill from Saturday night life...) I miss you, please blog.. your reports from the center (NYC) is great.. Hey, you have time to Knit too! And,the bubbles looks great. Well, everything with your blog is great. colour, reports, your knits, your wonderful colours and .... the yarn... ahh.. Is it the drop/pick up method?

Mary, Mary... said...

You have got to check out this pattern:autoscopia.com/amelia/assets/elfinesocks.pdf
Elfine's Socks--socks-lace-what more do you need?
I'm dropping everything to cast on!