It’s not your grandmother’s cardigan any more! Knitting (and the sister art of crochet) can be turned into public art. The practice is so popular in England that they have their own web page, which also discusses the philosophy: feminist, subversive, and urban.
I find the raw creativity of it all intoxicating. I have a modest superpower: it is the ability to reproduce anything knitted that I can see. As you can imagine, this image is profoundly inspiring, and I am seized with the ambition to knit my own life-sized cephalopod.
Luckily I have a quantity of rather harsh white worsted, and some purple. It is too rough to make for a comfortable garment of any kind. But the perfect colors for a squid! It would take days and days, of course: time better devoted to novels or book reviews or wrestling with the innards of Book View so as to load up more novels. So I solicit the opinion of you blog readers. Should I knit one? I could recount the process in blog….
My newest novel Speak to Our Desires is out exclusively from Book View Press.
I also have stories in Book View Cafe’s two steampunk anthologies, The Shadow Conspiracy and The Shadow Conspiracy II, as well as in BVC’s many other anthologies.