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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Back To Knitting June 28, 2018

Filed under: Africa,Ceramics,Knitting,Voodoo Masks — Janet @ 9:11 pm

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IMG_2327  a sampling of the ceramic masks hanging on my backyard fence.  The masks are made by a local potter named Faye.  I’m attempting to transfer the Voodoo Mask idea into knitting.  And I’m working with shades of brown.

 

Knitting Challenge May 30, 2018

Filed under: Images,Knitting,Nature — Janet @ 10:14 pm

Here’s a challenge.  I’m trying to think of a way I can express an idea in knitting.  In weaving this would be easy.  But how to create or suggest an idea or an image through knitting.  I like to emphasize colors or rather I prefer to use greens and browns.

Thinking out loud – I suppose some of the lace stitches or cables could be used.

 

One idea – an image suggesting mushrooms in the forest

 

Genealogy Compulsions

my ancestor count – it’s over 14,000 now and I keep finding more – they are coming out of the woodwork

annotated list of immigrant ancestors – I am adding both names and annotations to this list also     I currently have identified over 300 English Immigrant

following up on clues – some surprising, some misleading, some leading to further treasures,

background reading – immersing myself in American and English history

p.s. not genealogy but knitting is another compulsive activity – here is my latest in my series of hats     IMG_1928   maybe I could try to find out how many of my ancestors were knitters

 

 

The Knitting Image I Was Looking For May 24, 2018

Filed under: Color Combinations,Colours,knitted scarves,Knitting — Janet @ 6:17 pm

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and more of same

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Word Association – Thinking About Knitting

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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boys-me-norwegian-sweater

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Yes, I’m Still Knitting May 11, 2018

Filed under: Color Combinations,Colours,Knitting,Scarves — Janet @ 7:40 pm

IMG_1703  brown and green scarf

 

Latest Knitting March 6, 2018

Filed under: Colours,Knitted Blanket,Knitting — Janet @ 11:58 pm

IMG_5326  Is it a blanket? shawl? curtain?

 

A Painting To View February 19, 2018

6a00d83452615669e200e54f4c6e148834-115si   Virginia Wolff Knitting, a portrait done by her sister Vanessa Bell, 1912.  This painting is in The National Portrait Gallery in London.  I was recently in London visiting family and friends.  Number 1 on my list of things I wanted to do – if I was on my own – was to visit the National Portrait Gallery.  Well the visit with family and friends was completely taken up with wonderful activities which did not include the NPG.  Save that for next time.  There is so much to do in London!!!

 

Sunshine At Last February 4, 2018

Filed under: Curtains,Knitted Blanket,Knitting — Janet @ 11:55 pm

IMG_5135  sun shining on my ongoing knitting project – I have in mind a wide mesh curtain which will allow some sunlight to filter through.  I think it’s almost finished.  I have to find my tape measure to assess.  If it fails as a curtain it could be a blanket.  You might call this mindless knitting while reading or watching television.  It’s also making a slight dent in my stash.

 

Unfinished Knitting January 9, 2018

IMG_4898  Unfinished object – I need help to get the sleeves fitting neatly – and I need to work on the neck

Another unfinished object – it’s easier to work on this puzzle than to figure out what I have to do with my knitting

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