Wednesday, November 12

Yarn Along

Knitting: after a pause for a week, picked up my Chamomile & Honey Socks for the challenge.

Reading: Not really reading but loving this book full of realistic pencil drawings by German artist Dirk Dzimirsky. I was cleaning up my bookshelves and found this one from a few years ago.
It's remarkably hyperrealistic, I love gazing at details of how he portrays the skin of his models. In my opinion, this artist is, together with Armin Mersmann, the best artist in hyperrealistic graphite art.

Listening: Sometimes, YouTube can get you anywhere you didn't intented to be at first, but there are times it suprises you too in a good way. That's how I stumbled on Dillon, a Brazilian born singer, based in Germany. She has got a very unique voice. You might have heard one of her most famous songs: Thirteen Thirtyfive.




Linking up with Ginny and Nicole.

18 comments:

  1. Is that really a drawing, not a photo? Amazing! And I love the socks - yellow is my favourite colour.

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    1. Yes, the front cover of the book is a drawing, amazing huh?! Thanks for the comment!

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  2. love love your socks! I've finally cast on my Nov pair this morning with some amazing Mad Tosh, super excited!

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    1. Oh I've been gazing at Mad Tosh in numerous online shops! Too bad that shipping costs to Belgium are mostly high!

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  3. I love your socks and the sock color, just my cup of tea :)

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  4. Wow I thought it was a photo - so lifelike. Your socks are knitting up beautifully :)

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  5. Love those socks! That is a beautiful pattern. You are so much further along on your November socks than I am. I'm counting on some travel at the end of the month to allow me to finish them up in time.

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    1. The first one knitted up really fast but the second one, I've been making mistakes and frogging rows...aargh :-) Well I'm almost at the heel part so I think I'll make it :-)

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  6. Lovely socks! And I wasn't familiar with the work of Dirk Dzimirsky, but it looks so amazing.

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  7. I'm so crazy about those socks! They look fantastic!

    I recently bought a book of Kent Bellows' works and I can't get through the whole (little!) thing because I get lost in the details of his work, even the unfinished ones. :) There's another really, really great hyper-realist whose works and book I absolutely adored in college, but I can't think of his name. I wore the library's copy out flipping through it so much. I'll have to look these two up.

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    1. I never heard of Kent Bellow before, I googled him and I'm amazed by his talent. Thanls so much for sharing!

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  8. Oh how I love these socks- the color and the pattern, simply perfect, your feet will sing.

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    1. I can't wait to wear them! Thanks Camilla!

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  9. The socks are amazing - both the yarn colour and the pattern, they are going to be awesome - and a great song!

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  10. Beautiful socks! The yarn and the pattern really work well together!

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  11. Oh, those socks are looking beautiful. You paired the color and pattern perfectly. :)

    And I've heard of Dillion before but never actually took the time to listen to any of her music. I'll have to remember to do so!

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  12. Love the socks, the color and pattern are beautiful! Off to listen ot Dillion :)

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