Janet's thread

A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

It’s Time For A Latest Knitting Post October 7, 2017

Filed under: Fall,Hats,Knitting,Scarf Collection,Scarves — Janet @ 10:54 pm

IMG_4510  Hats and scarves – green and brown


Another Hat/Beanie September 12, 2017

Filed under: Beanies,Hats,Knitting — Janet @ 6:00 pm

IMG_4315  Knitting continues rain (of which we have had none) or shine (of which we have had plenty).


Back To Greens And Yellows July 29, 2017

IMG_3956  Shades of green and yellow – Knitted Hat 12


A New Color Combination July 21, 2017

Filed under: Caps,Colours,Hats,Knitting — Janet @ 9:37 pm

IMG_3812  Progress on a new series of simple hats.  A change from the green and yellow series.

IMG_3748  11 green and yellow caps all in a row



Knitting in the News June 10, 2017

Filed under: Colours,Green,Hats,Knitting,Knitting patterns — Janet @ 5:06 pm

IMG_3425  This article was in the Seattle Times today.  The featured knitter is 100 years old and still going strong, knitting sweaters  for babies in need.

This knitter, not quite 100 yet, has reverted to knitting hats.    IMG_3422             IMG_3423

I’m out of practice.  Could do better!


Knitting Knitting Knitting January 12, 2016

Filed under: Arne & Carlos,Hats,knitted scarves,Norwegian Knitters — Janet @ 2:48 pm

IMG_9117            IMG_9427

IMG_9598          IMG_9602

Maybe I should knit a few hats.  I feel inspired after watching a Arne & Carlos video.



A Bit of Knitting, a Bit of Reading November 2, 2011

Filed under: East Africa,Hats,Knitting,Scarves — Janet @ 2:33 am

Well, I’ve managed to finish a couple of works-in-progress.  Very simple projects.   A scarf knit with some of the nice yarn I bought over at Churchmouse Yarns in Bainbridge.  And a simple crochet hat – just in time for the colder weather ccoming.  …… a very dark photo – I’ll try for a daylight photo tomorrow.  (p.s. daylight photo below – a sunny morning – hooray!)

More interesting possibly has been my reading.  First a book written by Evelyn Ames back in 1967 when she took a month long safari with friends and a guide to explore parts of East Africa.  The illustrations are by Victor Ambrus, another name from the past.  Evelyn Ames is a poet and a writer.   Her writing reflects an inner sensitivity to the experiences that she is having in seeing the wildlife of East Africa as it was then over 40 years ago.  We were in East Africa at that time and were fortunate to be able to travel extensively to remote areas.  But the wildlife was only part of our experience.  With the Evelyn Ames book, as the title, A Glimpse of Eden, implies, her emphasis in on the wildlife in its natural state.  And she wonders what the natural scene in East Africa will be in 50 years time.  Very different I am sure although I can’t personally testify to that.  According to the blurb on the dust jacket, her writing is compared with that of Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) for capturing the essence of Africa.  I am such a fan of Isak Dinesen – I’m not sure that Evelyn Ames is in the same class. Nor did Evelyn in a 2 month private safari, become a part of the fabric of life in East Africa.  I don’t think the books compare at all.   Still, I would recommend reading the book if you happen to come across it.