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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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Colonial Paul Wentworth HouseIMG_0203

 

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?