Saturday, May 8, 2010

GAAA - Suzanne Atkinson's block in progress

I am really enjoying this block. It looks complicated but it's fast and simple. Again, with this pattern, I am exclusively following the pattern from the chart. The interesting texture is made from alternating purl and knit through the back loop stitches on the right side and then knitting all stitches on the back side. On the left hand side, you can see the outline of a little house emerging... yep, that's a door knob on the door! Very cute! On the right, you can see the trunk of the tree of life emerging. In there sky, there will be a cute sun and birds. I am thinking up a way to add a chimney and a puff of smoke to the house's roof top! I like this pattern because it reminds me of a happy scene I used to draw when I was a kid. I recall my sister and I both drawing the same sort of scene actually... she's older so I must have copied her! It was a simple house, a sun with a happy face in the sky, a tree with red apples in the green foliage. Sometimes the house was on a hill and sometimes there was a stream flowing away from the house toward the bottom of the page.