Janet’s thread

A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Vintage Photos of Knitters July 21, 2017

Filed under: Knitting,Scotland,Knitters,St Kilda — Janet @ 9:59 pm

Knitters - St Kilda Knitters on St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

St Kilda woman knitting  St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

 

Arne & Carlos Are Coming To Seattle July 8, 2017

Filed under: Knitters,Knitting — Janet @ 4:42 pm

Arne and Carlos

Famous Norwegian Knitters – Arne and Carlos

They are coming to Seattle in early October.  I hope I’m here in Seattle at that time.   I’ve been away the past 2 times they’ve been here.

 

Think Pink March 28, 2017

Filed under: Colours,Design,Knitters,Knitting,Seasons — Janet @ 8:50 pm

liz lovick in pink     A knitter friend, Liz Lovick, modeling one of her knitting patterns in pink

IMG_2727  a 3-D knitted textile in pink, by another knitter/textile artistic friend, Ann Maki

IMG_2749  a sea of pink right in front of our house – it’s cherry blossom time

 

Reading Too Good To Miss March 25, 2017

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Knitting Progress March 1, 2017

 

img_2471  Brown sweater – adding the sleeves

 

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Time to think about finishing this off.  I thought I would have much more room for more patterning and colors as in the sweater pictured below.

 

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Waiting For The Big Match January 29, 2017

Waiting for the big match tonight between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the final of the Australian Open Tennis Championship.  This will be played at a reasonable time in Melbourne but rather late for us on the West Coast of North America.  I stayed up for the William sisters final at midnight last night.  I was disappointed that Venus lost but Serena certainly deserved her win.  Exciting times

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the next morning – WHAT A MATCH! – it went down to the wire in 5 sets.  My hero emerged victorious.  Spoiler alert – Roger was the worthy winner.  Rafael Nadal didn’t deserve to lose, but he did.  Tightly fought all the way.

I could hardly put down my knitting as the match seesawed back and forth.  I thought that the woman sitting behind Roger’s wife was knitting also but when I got a better look I decided what I thought might be knitting was a set of worry beads.  My current knitting shown on the right below is quite uninteresting compared with the tennis.img_2285

 

 

p.s. Katerina couldn’t bear the excitement and meowed to go out halfway through the 5th set.

r_federer_australian_open_2014  Roger Federer at the 2014 Australian Open

photo credit: Wikipedia

 

When I’m Old January 3, 2017

Filed under: Ageing,Hand Knitting,Knitters,Knitting — Janet @ 6:28 pm

knittingoldlady  sometime in the future

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