I’m working on a series of Cleveland architecture-inspired knits right now. Ever since I got the idea in my head, it just won’t leave. Here are some photos I snapped the other day while scoping locations for a summer art show we’re doing this year:
This is the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank.
This statue guards one of the side doors at the Bank.
But the two images that just won’t go away are the Hope Memorial Bridge‘s “Guardians of Traffic” and the West Side Market. They offer some pretty fun challenges, knit-design-wise, from incorporating subtle color and texture to delineate the lines to sizing motifs down or up.
The bridge was renamed after Bob Hope, whose father may be one of the stonemasons pictured here working on the guardians:
While the guardians’ faces are interesting, it’s their bodies that are really speaking to me, knit-wise. Sometimes I find it frustrating to know exactly what it is I want to knit, but haven’t got the time to work on…and so these patterns will be percolating in my head a little while longer.
What’s interesting in your neighborhood from a knit-idea perspective?