Knit mat

I knitted a mat for that previous painting. Seed stitch. I’m blocking it now, so it’ll lie down flat and even. But this is it right after I made it: SAM_0697I’m just trying out ideas for different mats and frames, especially for still lifes. The knitting might look better around fruit or flowers.
Why am I thinking that? Is it because I was taught that knitting is for women?
Just a moment, while I tell that old stupid stereotype where it can go.

Oh yeah, btw: This is under a warm LED light. The painting looks different.