I have been crocheting a large carrot, it is not a crafty feel-good thing, nor is it a post feminist reclaiming the soft arts thing. It is just that my my drawings have almost always been of crochet carrots, so it seemed only right. Suffice to say I will not be one of those grannies that sit around crocheting blankets as a recreational activity, though it does give me renewed respect for such tenacity.
i selected this carrot drawing from my drawing book number 1.
and this somewhat fleshy purplish merino wool
and made this 1.5 metre pattern
it will be filled with bean-bag beans, slightly under-filled for that slightly flacid carrot-like slump.
when it is finished it will be part of the Gow Langsford Window project that I have been invited to take part in. I am putting in some of my sock ponies and wanted a large pink carrot to go with them. It opens 5 September, as an adjunct to their two galleries. those of you who are in Auckland – please come along.