Knitting Things Together

Court Painter in studio with recent “Self Portraits while Smoking & Knitting”

In addition to alpha male Court Painter there are other alpha males like art college students, horse doctors, goth musicians, stockbrokers, Hollywood stars, gamblers,inner-city youth, outer city seniors,snowboarders — all who are taking up the 1,800-year-old craft not out of necessity but because they find it meditative, restorative, creative, or an avenue to connect with others in a world gone to shit.

Court Painter’s favourite poem that mentions knitting!

An Appointment

by William Butler Yeats
 Being out of heart with government
I took a broken root to fling
Where the proud, wayward squirrel went,
Taking delight that he could spring;
And he, with that low whinnying sound
That is like laughter, sprang again
And so to the other tree at a bound.
Nor the tame will, nor timid brain,
Nor heavy knitting of the brow
Bred that fierce tooth and cleanly limb
And threw him up to laugh on the bough;
No govermnent appointed him.