Excuse Me While I Knit The Sky

I’ve been admiring the sky. The early, check early morning sky…and the late, late afternoon sky. One of the things I love most about living in the Hudson Valley is the color of the mid to late August sky. The morning pinks vibrantly pop on the deep hazy green backdrop. In the early evening, the brilliant blue sky is tinted with an orangey foretelling of fall.

The Hudson River School began capturing this landscape in the mid-1800’s. I recently took a walk on a wonderful local trail, Poet’s Walk. It winds past the Hudson River and is often visited by a line up of artists painting similar depictions of the river, as old masters did so many years before.

Knit The Sky

What I did not see on my walk was anyone knitting a Sky Scarf like the one in this video. I love the idea of “concept knitting” - of being inspired to knit by taking a walk or looking out your window. Here’s how the project works:

Sky Scarf from Leafcutter Designs on Vimeo.

Painting: Fredric Church