As I have previously shown, the textile arts are a large part of my surroundings. These pictures are of my daughter who visited for the entire day on Christmas. Between helping out, and eating, and celebrating, she filled time with knitting. If you listened very carefully you could hear clicking of the busy needles. Knitted things featured prominently among the presents given and received and were much appreciated.
I think there is a bit of a knitting revival happening in Victoria. Not only is my daughter knitting (and spinning), and my wife returning to it after long dormancy, but two or three of my younger co-workers are also taking it up, and I hear of others too. Why? I don’t know. Has anyone else in other places noticed a trend towards greater popularity in knitting for younger adults? There also seems to be more art that is based around knitting, such as yarn bombing and knitted landscapes and similar, even marketing. Is all of this connected? How?
I took a series of shots with hands in many positions. I find the manipulation of wool and needles really interesting to watch and wish that the other ones had turned out – but the f-stop was low and keeping moving hands in focus was tough.
Canon EOS 5D MkII, Canon 50mm lens, ISO 400, f 1.4 for both pictures, 1/100th (top) and 1/125th (bottom), cropped and black and white conversion, slight contrast adjustments. Lit mostly from window behind and supplemented with overhead room lights.