05 Sep

Laying in bed (if you remember I am quite partial to a spot of clinomania) I was pondering, musing, lightly conjuring ideas for the next cat blanket. I had made a few with two tone squares and was in the process of finishing the sixteen different colour squares blanket, as ever when you’re not really thinking about something an idea usually pops and a pattern began to form.

Hmm, wasn’t there an artist who black lined rectangles and squares, coloured with white, red, yellow and royal blue? Hmm, must google when I arise to settle my curiosity. Google did infact confirm that I was thinking Mondrian.

Rummaging through the stash I had what I needed, except for the white and blue, the other modern deity Amazon handled that and this I became a creative little hooker.

Of course, my brain didn’t stop there! As I was attaching the various shapes another nugget of wonder began, how to tweak the cat toy patterns and style them in the colours too.

The result is pictured above.

I have reached a conclusion after this artistic endeavour

  • I hate using black
  • I hate tucking ends
  • I hate sewing bits together
  • The next blanket will be an ordinary, single colour, back and forth one ….ish …..kinda …..maybe with a sliiight adjustment.


Posted by on September 5, 2021 in General, Pets, Projects


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5 responses to “Mondrian

  1. menhir1

    September 5, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Smashing production. I have seen some of Mondrian’s work. I have always found it pleasing in an abstract sort of way.

    Anyway, back to your creations, it is possible, is it not, to crochet your squares and other shapes together, rather than stitch them. It would reduce sewing and reduce the number of ends. It would also be an awful shame not to ever reproduce a lovely artistic creation again How about a la Cezanne, an impressionist, for example, or Durer, who painted animals. There’s bound to be a feature you can pick out. Your mice are a terrific finishing flourish in the current oeuvre.

    Picasso, not my all time favourite, stretched a very loosely knitted or perhaps it was crocheted string thing, ( though I don’t think so thinking back on it), a thing that looked like an apology for a dishcloth, which was stretched over a whitened canvas then pinned in position with tacks. He called it Ecstasy. Interpret that if you will. There is the obvious drug. After briefly studying this opus, I decided Picasso had, had a contretemps with the cleaner, or even the mistress and had thrown the string thing at this person.

    I do agree with you about working with black. Black thread on black cloth is my pet dislike.

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    • AnneMarie

      September 5, 2021 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you, it’s the ordered simplicity that appeals to ordered charm unlike the weirdness of Picasso or Dhali. I think I could make very convincing well worn dish cloths,lol.

      Yes there is a method to join-as-you-go with squares but my maths committed harakiri trying to figure that out for this style, and simply sewing them together didn’t make the black lines solid defined enough, so the slip stitch cross method was used (thank you YouTube). My origarumi skills are somewhat naff.

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  2. menhir1

    September 5, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    A Dhali heart, or the ubiquitous melting clock not melting, there’s another two penny worth. 🙂


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  3. snowbird

    September 6, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Just loving your artistic kitty comforters! I’d keep them for your fur

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    • AnneMarie

      September 7, 2021 at 10:56 am

      Thank you. I might just keep it for them, lol. I’m such a soft touch 😂



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