Throughout my years of making things, people have sometimes called me an artist, and I balk at the term, as I've usually considered myself a crafter, not an artist. It is something that has dogged me, actually - the dividing line between art and craft - and there are only a couple of times that I've made something that I might actually consider art.
This is one of those times.
I had an idea spark in my mind one day, and the more I thought about it, the more I was amused and entertained by that idea. The more I thought about it, the more I thought of little details (fair isle, buttons, short row shaping) that would make it perfect. And the more I thought about it, the more I really wanted to make it.
It's wool, it's not really practical, and the button is purely decorative, since it doesn't even have a buttonhole under there, so it's not really a useful object in the end (is that what makes it art?) But it's awesome and I love it.
2 days ago