The messy foam mountain that I was carving up a couple of weeks ago has taken shape with a knitted covering and some shiny eyeballs! It just took a couple of days and many “fittings” to finish this guy up.
(I was pretty exhausted by the time I was sewing the lining of the mouth/tunnel in place.)
The things I’m making for this installation really range from jumbo size to teeny-tiny. I spent a day recently just knitting up a herd of small rats.
I admit that when I step back from the end of a day’s work, and I see that my accomplishment for the day was 20 miniature rats, or a section of sidewalk, or half of a hill, sometimes I question what I’m doing with my life right now. But I usually find myself quickly dismissing that question, and thinking to myself that I am so lucky to be able to immerse myself in this insane project for a few months, with not many obligations outside of making the knitted weirdness that finds its way into my head.
The tiny rats will, of course, eventually inhabit a knitted city, which is similar in design to the Shyscrapers in Knitting Mochimochi, except a bit bigger.
I kind of wish these guys could have a permanent place on my desk, always looking at me like they suspect I’m an idiot.
There is still sooo much more to knit in the next month or so, and I’m anxiously awaiting the next shipment of yarn from the awesome people at Cascade, who are generously providing the yarn for this project!
Aside from all the knitting I have left to do (including a rainbow, a desert, and a garbage dump), in the next week I also have to create a show image, write up a show description, and decide on a show title!
(And yes, my right pinkie finger is starting to intermittently go numb.)