Friday, 2 November 2012

Progress on the Gherkin

Progress on the gherkin is slow as usual. The form and the spiral have been a challenge but I think I have got it about right.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Making a start on the Gherkin

I have now made a start on the Gherkin building. Firstly I have had an mdf structure made.

After a few trial samples i decided to knit the spiral bands first and apply the ribs latter, time will tell if it was the right approach.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Still knitting architecture

I have been a little distracted of late knitting socks but i am now back in focus on the architectural and contemplating knitting The Gherkin.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

The Arts Tower is Finished!

Here is the finished Arts Tower.
This is the newly refurbished version of the building, which is more uniform. The original had more of a 'patchwork' effect formed by the blinds. Anyway I will take this to Sheffield next week to photograph it with the real thing.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

On to the 20th century.

For my first 20th century building I am knitting the 'Arts Tower'.
The Arts Tower is in Sheffield and is home to the School of Architecture.
This, Mies van der Rohe inspired, building was designed by GMW and opened in 1966. It is now listed and has recently been refurbished. It's looking fantastic!

I have decided to use 4-ply wool and to knit in the round, on 5 needles, a bit like a sock.
It's working well but working with 4 colours simultaneously is resulting in very slow progress.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Still knitting in 2012

Happy new Year.
My new years resolution is to knit more.
 I have finished the classical columns;
They make a nice set .
I have now moved on to the 20th century but more about that later....