Glass and fiber couldn’t be more different. Sharp, clear, rigid… soft, lofty, pliable.
But something draws me to both of them equally. Design ideas flow from one medium to the other as a new knitted cable design might inspire a stained glass picture frame or the texture in a sheet of glass triggers a knitted poncho design.
I’ve been known to literally walk through a yarn store scribbling ideas for a glass vase or picture frame, talking to myself or anyone around who will listen about the idea and its possibilities. They think I’m nuts!
The colors of autumn (she writes on an 80 degree May day!) inspire a wonderful frame and fingerless gloves simultaneously. The gloves were fun to create with glass beads knitted into the lace design. The picture frame contains a photo from my daughter’s wedding… a not so traditional frame for a wedding photo.
I must admit, it is easier to knit most days. Working on stained glass takes time and energy. It takes planning. Knitting is a relaxing-in-the-evening activity. It travels well.
Stained glass… not so much…
But I’m drawn to both and will some day figure out a way to combine the two… stay tuned!