Monday, 14 January 2008
I don't just knit
I also embroider pictures of women knitting. At least, I've always imagined that she is knitting, sitting by her canal on a grey Danish winter day.
I've been trying to photograph my embroidery lately. I did this picture three or four years ago. It really is tiny; the frame is about 6 inches square and the picture itself more like 3 inches. It's a Permin of Copenhagen design (which is why I think of the canal as Danish).
Perhaps she isn't knitting. Perhaps it just a handbag she is holding. She might be one of those elderly ladies who wear fur coats and huge amber beads, and sit on benches smoking cigars. But I like to think that she is knitting.