Friday, November 14, 2008

Recession Knitting

Angie at Purling Oaks challenged us to a quiz:

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

7 Impressionist, -2 Islamic, -2 Ukiyo-e, -11 Cubist, -13 Abstract and -2 Renaissance!

Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.

People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at

I"m really enjoying this gull lace again. I have done about 15cm and am ready to start the garter stitch knitted-on border.

This Bernat Satin Sport is a great bargain yarn. I like the twist, the softness and the drape. I'm not sure how it will wash and I probably wouldn't make a sweater, but I'll keep it in mind for baby gifts. I only spent $2 per 85 g/ 3 oz. I'm not even going to use 4 balls. I would recommend it if you are feeling the pinch of the global economic downturn and do not have the comfort of a well-padded stash to turn to.


Angie said...

The blue knitting looks lovely. The yarn has a lovely sheen.

LNS said...

I'll admit, I don't know much about art ("but I know what I like" That's a lame movie line, I know I've heard it before somewhere.) I might take the quiz anyway, just to see.

The Bernat Satin has turned out to be a great choice for a baby sweater. It's quite washable and has a slight halo, but it's not pilling. I agree that it may not be sweater material for the 6-and-up crowd though.

Life's a Stitch said...

We had similar scores. It would be interesting to see it that's a trend amongst knitters.

I'm liking Red Heart Soft Touch for baby gifts. Looks similar.