On the strand I worked hard at this
I moved on. To making my own patterns and knitting up cardigans, jumpers, even a coat, in intricate aran patterns. In those days I didn't photograph my work, it wasn't considered an art form then but a necessity.
I knit many, many sofa blankets (afghans) as gifts.
One of my greatest joys for a while has been designing one specifically for a loved one, incorporating their lives into it.
This is one I'm working on at the moment for my Grandgirl. You can already see our story in it.
The tree of life with intermingled branches, the diamond for health and happiness linked to the cables for her mother and me, my house, the ferry, a lighthouse, the sea, and the last block I am working on has her love of books and music and coffee.
I have ripped the project out twice previously as I wasn't happy with the framing and gauge of each scene. Now I am thrilled with it.
These are her favourite colours.