Pattern: Louise Cardigan from Vintage Baby Knits
Yarn: Lobster Sox in Beach Plum by Lobster Pot Yarns
Size: 0-3 months
Knitted for Baby Bridget. Note the sweet picot edging at the neckline.
Now here’s a bowl a fruit that will never go bad. This is my take on the Pear-fecto! pattern by Spud & Chloë. They’re a cinch to make and adorable too! One skein of S&P’s Sweater plus a little scrap yarn made all six of these.
Fiddlehead Pullover and Maude Honeycomb Blanket, knitted while waiting for this little guy to hit the scene. It’s been two years since this photo was taken, and that blanket still follows him wherever he goes. He calls it his “bean.”
There are just a few days left to see Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Knit, Purl, Sow exhibit, and you really must go if you can. I finally made it there today, and walking through the quiet winter garden and the conservatory’s indoor tropical forest before arriving at these lush, botanical knits was just magical! Tatyana Yanishevsky’s large-scale sculptural pieces dominate the show and will wow you in person. Here are some highlights.
Lotus by Ruth Marshall, 2013
Anatomically Correct Hibiscus by Tatyana Yanishevsky, 2005
Tiger Lily by Tatyana Yanishevsky, 2011—my favorite from the show
Peace Lily by Tatyana Yanishevsky, 2005
Sweater Turns into Maidenhair Fern by Santiago Venegas, 2013
Sophia Loren, showing us her granny-chic side: buttoned-up sweater, knee-length skirt, astronaut’s-wife hair. Those tights want to rebel. Did she purposely match them to the wood inlay for this shot?
"Making by hand forces you to slow down and quiet your brain, to think about what you are doing, who you are doing it for, or ways in which you can improve. I personally love the satisfaction that comes after the long process of designing and making a knitted garment by hand. When you take the time to craft something beautiful and well thought-out, that sense of satisfaction comes back to you every time you put the garment on, or see it on a loved one."—Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed
Photo and quote via Design*Sponge.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Wool But Were Afraid to Ask, an interview with Clara Parkes in Modern Farmer.
Postcard from National History Museum of Latvia, showing knitted mittens from 19th century.
I find it so sweet, that knitted mittens are gloried as treasures of Latvia!