There were several intriguing knitted and crocheted pieces at Fiberart International, which was on display all summer in Pittsburgh.
Adrienne Sloane, Marking Time (details below)
Nicole Benner, Comfort/Confine II
Crocheted with metallic yarn and displayed over a mannequin, although in the past it has been worn by a person as performance art. Can't you just imagine what it would be like to wear a garment like this? Would you feel slinky and flashy as all get-out, or imprisoned, or both?
And this one gets the originality award: "lead crystal knitted glass hat on mold-blown glass head." I wish I knew more about glass to understand how this got made -- probably not with asbestos gloves holding knitting needles in the furnace.