I'd like to show you my own personal art work that I made in the last ten years and they have live hanging up in my wardrobe.
Years ago I used to spend hours knitting. I started with simple one coloured jumpers, but as I got more confident I started to experiment. I would get a pattern just to tell me how many stitches I needed for the back or front. Then I would invent the pattern of the wool.
So I decided the other day it would be good to pick it up again. I got a pattern for a cardigan that was ribbed. So started off, but I can't stand just knitting in one colour, so I decided I would put a pale green stripe in the purple cardi.
Trouble this didn't work as the ribbed stripe didn't look good. I undid the work and decided to knit the way I thought would work. Now I have lovely thick purple bits with an inset green strip.
This cardigan was made up from many scraps of mohair that I was given along with some jewel bright colours left over from the cardigan in the bottom picture. One sleeve is in squares, the other in diamond shapes also echoed in the pockets.
This piece of work is my art piece. I invented it as I went along. It is almost impossible to wear as the amount of wool has doubled the width so it really is very cosy. I am very proud of this piece as I didn't know I could be so creative. Only problem with this amount of knitting is it makes my hands very painful so I can only do a piece at a time and then have a break between.