A knit project which combines textures and patterning in an eyelet design with text from Sei Shonagon woven through it. Contemplative text which finds joy in small things. Knitting with linen is not one of my joys as I discovered, but on a small project like this I can handle it. It is tactile, and neutral, and a wonderful canvas for the text to work against. I am always drawn to ways in which text can be used to describe something - not merely on paper or bound in a book, but also those ways which use the text itself as a form of expression. Tattoos which engrave the body, etching life and moment deep into the skin - as an aside, the visual delicacy of The Pillowbook is one of my favourites - turning a body and skin into a book of love and life, immortalised forever.
A pillow for all who blog.write.think.