This project is developing fast. I’ve jumped from the thinking stage to the planning stage in one quick leap. It could be quite frightening if I let myself worry too much about it simply from a point of view of keeping everything under control and not letting anything escape – I don’t want it to end up a bit like trying to get hold of my cat to take her to the vets – as fast as you get hold of one end, the other is wriggling free and scratching in the process.
People are coming forward wanting to be a part of the project, and that’s even without any sort of advertising. Last semester when this idea first began to develop, I was worried that I would not get enough people creating ‘fronds’ for me to create a den of any size with but I am starting to think that won’t be a problem.
Maybe one of the main attractions is that no skills are needed? The process of finger knitting is a comforting memory for many people, often associated with childhood and this is exactly what I want to tap into. TS Elliot apparently talked about the ‘familiarity of known relationships’ I’m not absolutely sure where the quote actually came from but I think something like that is going on here.
The first finger knitting session will start soon.