Friday, December 28, 2012

Knitting Year in Review, and Upcoming Gorgeous Scotland Project

Year end knitting review!

This year I featured knitting in literature and on The Vicar of Dibley, my aunt Beysun's lovely sweater, my Pinterest knitting board, knitting for the Olympics, crafts by my sister, and knitting in art, among other links and images.

As for finished projects, I've got a blanket and hat, a golden scarf, a baby blue blanket- which was later set into an adorable basket - a hat, a full set of baby items, a basketweave scarf, a throw blanket, a new hat modelled by my cats, and... the kilt hose! I finished a pair of kilt hose!

I'm still working on the complicated Fair Isle sweater, and finishing up another throw blanket as a belated Christmas gift, but I have a new, huge, big, scary goal in mind.

A couple of weeks ago I got Kate Davies' Colours of Shetland:
The cover does not do justice to how beautiful this book is, and how delicate and lovely and intriguing the ten patterns inside are.

So my goal is choose one, get the wool from Jamieson and Smith, and try to make it as perfect as I can.

Here's just one of the images (featuring Bruce the dog):

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Adorable Items and Craft-related Paintings

Adorable things!

First, snowmen! From the Toronto Knit Cafe site:

And an update: I knit this blanket for author friend Talli Roland, and look how adorably she used it:

Speaking of blankets, I also finished this one, but haven't taken a photo yet. Here it is in progress:
he Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is running an Impressionists exhibition, and I took photos of knitting and craft related paintings!

Millet - Shepherdess

Millet - The Knitting Lesson

Renoir - Girl Crocheting

Boldini - Young Woman Crocheting

What other paintings have you seen that feature knitting?