Janet's thread

A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Word Association – Thinking About Knitting May 24, 2018

I was looking for a certain picture in my collection.  But the following are are the images that “screamed knitting”.  I still haven’t found the specific image I wanted.

Edith Sitwell 1923-35 by Wyndham Lewis 1882-1957

2 Lacemaker © acrogame – Adobe Stock




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Colonial Paul Wentworth HouseIMG_0203


Ladies Who Go To Yarn Stores March 25, 2017

IMG_2733  Janet and Susan outside NW Yarns in Bellingham Washington

IMG_2734  Window display, NW Yarns


IMG_2735  Colors!

IMG_2728  Knitted 3D Piece by Textile Artist Ann Maki – on exhibit at Social Fabric, Bellingham Washington, March 2017


My Latest Project August 31, 2016

IMG_1171  Does Katerina approve of my latest knitted squares blanket?  A work in progress.


A Work In Progress July 7, 2016

Filed under: Blankets,Crochet,Knee rugs,Knitted Squares,Knitting — Janet @ 5:20 pm

IMG_0548 Remember all those squares I’ve been knitting?  Well now as I watch the exciting Tour de France and the equally if not more exciting tennis matches at Wimbledon, I am joining the squares to make a cosy blanket/lap robe.

p.s. further progress   IMG_0563  Now for a border


Binge Television Viewing/Knitting May 23, 2016

Filed under: Knitted Squares,Knitting,Television — Janet @ 4:18 pm

Last night was a great night for TV  – the opening of Parliament, followed by Call the Midwife, Wallander, and Mr. Selfridge.  I viewed and worked on my latest mindless knitting project.  Great evening!

IMG_0314      Mindless knitting – eventually the squares will be sewn together to make a blanket


Color Selection For My Latest Blanket May 6, 2016

Filed under: Blankets,Colours,Knitted Squares,Knitting — Janet @ 5:38 pm

I love choosing colors.  And then knitting 8 x 8 inch squares.

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The intention is to choose yarns from my stash.  But I don’t always do that.  It’s too much fun to buy more yarn – to have just the right color as my squares grow in number.  This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day – maybe I’ll treat this mother with a trip to the yarn store. And of course there’s also tone to consider – another excuse to buy yarn.


Knitting Makes Me Happy May 2, 2016

Filed under: Blankets,Knitted Squares,Knitting — Janet @ 6:50 pm

Simple isn’t it.  After doing several crochet blankets I’ve picked up my knitting again.  An easy project just knitting 8×8 inch squares and eventually joining them to make blanket.

IMG_0203   knitted squares blanket under which I often take a nap – note the red square in the upper left corner – it’s the first square of the new blanket

IMG_0205      each square could tell a story