I sketched my wife one evening when she was knitting a sweater. I like to ask people what they’re thinking about when they’re busy with a task. She said: “I’m establishing the pattern row for my first Aran sweater.” Later, as the pattern started to emerge, I realized that what she was doing took a lot more concentration than doing a sketch.
“I wouldn’t say it takes more concentration,” she said. “It’s a different kind of concentration.” Knitting is more mathematical and irreversible, while drawing is more fluid, and organic.
Tomorrow: Jason Peck's Palette Project