Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sunday Smatterings

Thanks to a post from Elephant's Child on her Sunday Selections, I thought to post some of my knitting art on here. All items have left me as gifts to Ireland or Canada.

This shawl was sent to a dear artist friend in Ontario, it features her art work and her love of stars and 9 wee hearts for her grandchildren, etc. She wears it all the time. She says it always feels like a hug from me.

Close up of the above piece:

A dear friend in Ireland received this:

I covered this bench in Daughter's house.

And this is a blanket I designed and knitted for Grandgirl showing my house and our ferry rides and the lighthouses we love and coffee, we love our dark roast. And books and music. Of course.

28 comments:

  1. Very nice work very nice. Thoughtful. I love it when I get something from someone who has listened to me talking and just caught something I said as an I like or I want some day thought.

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    1. True Gemma. It means so much more than handing out gift certificates or tchotchkas. Not that there's anything wrong with those either!

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    2. They are like paintings and you did it with yarn . It took so much more to get there, than brush and paint. That has to be called art and so beautiful as well, I have some things from a friend I just love to look at and hate to use it is So beautiful.
      I am in awe of your talent.

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    3. Ah thank you Gemma, I do believe they are all used which thrills me.

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  2. Beautiful scarf as well as your other items. You are so talented.

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  3. Your work is definitely art. And a warm and comforting hug. Which I think each and every time I see your beautiful work. Pieces to use, to love, to cherish.

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    1. Thank you EC. The needlework of women is finally being more honoured as art rather than utilitarian.

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  4. Your work is impressive. Just the ability to make those stitches, and then translating them into pictures. Treasures.

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    1. Thank you Joanne, much like you and your weaving I get so much joy out of creating them.

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  5. I'm very impressed! I can barely follow an easy pattern, let alone something like this and designing them yourself is even more impressive :)

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    1. I owe much to my parents. My dad taught me to knit at the age of 7 (no pattern) at fourteen my mother threw a length of fabric on the dining room table and said: make yourself a dress. No pattern. It was so inspiring. I hadn't realized there were patterns!!!
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  6. What lovely bits and pieces. I especially like the last one, with the reminders of all the things you and granddaughter are fond of.

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    1. Thank you Nick, she loves it. A memory blanket.
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  7. So nice to see your 'Sunday Smatterings'

    All the best Jan

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  8. I particularly like the covered bench but it's all good. I'm a little sorry I never learnt to knit...

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    1. It's a great stress buster and meditation aid Kylie, never too late to learn, loads of Youtubes and instructional videos :)

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  9. My particular favourite is the bench cover but the last one is probably the most moving. Grandgirl will love it for ever.

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    1. I do love the bench cover too - and it was the simplest of all of them. Funny that, right?
      Yes, she will treasure it I'm sure.

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  10. Oh my, WWW! Those really are some knitted masterpieces; the meanings of the patterns offers so much more too. These will be treasured for a lifetime - and after, I feel certain.

    I keep meaning to start knitting again, but the thought of warm wool in the heat here is, somehow, off-putting. Perhaps I should look into knitting something in cotton yarn - is that possible?

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  11. You can make lovely dishcloths in cotton yarn T, And little purses and even hats or headbands, etc. Usually on a 4mm needle, not sure how that converts to US needle size. And even tops i.e. Tees but usually have to add stretch with elastic yarn threaded thru just for the ribs.

    I'm available for any advice!

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  12. A hug from you - that's very sweet. Those are all lovely and I especially like the last one.

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