Friday, May 04, 2007

Details, Details

It's been about details around here this week. Itsy-bitsy little knit stitches translated onto watercolor paper in pretty colors. It is quite painstaking work. My painted stitches are probably five times the size of a real knit stitch. I just can't paint that small. By the end of the day yesterday, my back was hurting and my bottom was sore from sitting so much. But I got it done and it's going out tonight. They will be part of the new book Kristin Knits which should be out in September.


There's been pitiful menus of late - it always happens when a deadline nears. This weekend, I've got to do better. I've even been missing what is going outside and inside - staying so focused on this project. I've even been dreaming about knitting stitches - how they loop through each other. When that happens, I know I need a break!


Yesterday evening, I managed to look at the daffodils that have been putting on their show. With daffodils, it's easy to miss the details.


The kittens are growing and are so much fun. They play like crazy and then crash and burn. This little foot is just too precious.

9 comments:

Felicia said...

beautiful daffodils & kitty paws :)

Kelly said...

oh, such a yummy little kitty paw. It's is amazing how everything else falls away during times of finishing projects...you'll get back in rhythm, though.

Mama Urchin said...

That foot, eek!!!!!

Peggy said...

Now that this dealine is over, you have an enjoying weekend cooking for and loving on your family. You deserve it. Those daffodils are grogeous. Ours here in KY are long gone. Enjoy!!!!

Peggy said...

Now that this dealine is over, you have an enjoying weekend cooking for and loving on your family. You deserve it. Those daffodils are grogeous. Ours here in KY are long gone. Enjoy!!!!

Willow said...

The water color is lovely. It makes me want to try to paint a knit stitch too.
Don't you just love the soft little kitten paw??

kneek said...

I love the pictures - both painted and photographed. What a beautiful bite for the eye. Thank you for sharing. Celebration time!

fibergal said...

Great pics. A hint for watercoloring those small stitches is to get a magnifier head visor - cheap at Harbor Freight - http://ww2.harborfreightusa.com/Displayitem_Retail.taf?itemnumber=38896. Really makes it easy. I paint miniatures, too, as well as bead and it really hleps with it all - especially knots in black yarn. Good luck with the writing.

Caroline said...

I love your watercoloring. I was having trouble with some dublicate stitching a while ago, and it was your illustration on one of your sites that helped me understand how to get it right.