Saturday, April 28, 2018

Sort Of Spring

It was 36 degrees when I set out on my bike for Urban Sketching this morning. That seems awfully cold for the very end of April. At least I'd remembered to cover my ears, and the cold air turned out to be quite pleasant.
We sketched at a cafe along one of Madison's four lakes, and most of us drew the folksinger who was providing live music. Not my favorite drawing, but not bad for practicing. I told him we were competing to do his next album cover.

It's always fun to see what everyone else has drawn.

Work is getting busy as the end of the year approaches, so there hasn't been a lot of knitting. I did finish the first Magnolia sock.
Here is a close-up so you can see the pattern a little better.
There are crosses (cables involving only two stitches) and cables with four stitches. I do fine on the cables, but a good number of the crosses are in the wrong direction. I will confess to being a fudgy knitter. I think the color changes hide the errors. Besides, these are for me. I'm going to live with the mistakes.

Do you fix ALL your mistakes?

13 comments:

  1. I like your sketches, that must have been fun.

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  2. Your sketch is wonderful. It must be fun to sketch with the other artists.

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  3. I confess to being irrationally fixated on fixing errors no one else can see. I think I just like to prolong the process since most of the time I could care less about the product.

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  4. Beautiful drawings! Great talent! I can draw stick figures only. The socks looks lovely!

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  5. I do love your drawing, especially your inclusion of the duck and alligator artwork behind the folksinger! I think your socks look great, and I can barely see the differently-crossed cables. I don't fix all my knitting mistakes, and to be honest, trying to fix my mistakes has only caused more problems for me lately.

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  6. Sadly I do fix almost all of my mistakes -I can't live with them! Your sketching is awesome :)

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  7. Very nice work - I love your sketch; it is easier to 'fudge' knitting then watercolor!!!!!
    (Yes, I will fudge stitches and if in a row or two it is then glaring, I will try something else!)

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  8. I always enjoy your sketches so much! You are so talented. Love your sock too. Great yarn and a very pretty pattern. I can't see your mistakes.

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  9. Your color choices always make me smile. I love the brights and the pinks. Such happy knitting. (Mistakes? What mistakes?) I bet it's fun to be part of a sketching group! I love seeing all of your sketches together -- such a variety of styles. :-)

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  10. Beautiful sketching! How long does it typically take you? I am curious, because I think I would be there the better part of the day to achieve what you do! And, I am with Kym... what mistakes!! Hahaha!

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  11. I DO tend to fix all my mistakes. I guess I can be a little OCD about things (and not only knitting). Most of the time it doesn't bother me to be a bit OCD, but other times I wish I could just get over it and get on with things.

    Your drawing of the folk singer would be PERFECT for his album cover. You do beautiful work.

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  12. Heavens NO!!!!! If i fixed all my mistakes I'd never finish a thing. TWO Brilliant knitters I know always fudge. My log cabin really needs one panel take out as the stitch pick up was not well done. No way am I doing that. I'll block it and really, it is supposed to be used. So who will notice it then when it is wrapped around someone this winter?

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  13. Love your sketching! And that Magnolia sock; I caved and bought the book but am only a little ways on the first pattern. I know what yarn I'm using for Magnolia though. Mistakes tend to bug me until I fix them, but once in a while I leave them

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