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

 

A New Color Combination

Filed under: Knitting,Hats,Colours,Caps — 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

 

 

Sheep July 18, 2017

Filed under: Knitting,Lopi Knitting,Sheep — Janet @ 8:07 pm

Sheep on Iceland  A sheep in Iceland – (credit to Reykjavik  Excursions)

This sheep looks like a potential Icelandic sweater.

lopi-cardigan-close-up-resized   Icelandic Lopi knitting from long ago

Latest scarf 006   Another Lopi knit       Latest scarf 007

 

 

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.

 

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!

 

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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