Advice for New Knitters
When choosing a pattern, look for ones that have words such as "simple," "basic," and "easy." If you see the words "intriguing," "challenging," or "intricate," look elsewhere.
If you happen across a pattern that says "heirloom," slowly put down the pattern and back away. "Heirloom" is knitting code for "This pattern is so difficult that you would consider death a relief."
Knitting our brows (and everything else) this Art Thursday. I was torn between depictions of knitters and knitted items, so there are some of each.
It's a little hard to see the knitting in the first photo, but you can make it bigger by clicking on it. In the second piece, the shepherd's seat is the most fascinating part, imo! (It makes sense he would want something to do while he watches the sheep.)
Slått med stuttorv Lindahl
by Axel Lindahl, Norwegian National Library
Shepherd sitting on raised stool and stilts, 1855
Forrester's Pictorial Miscellany for the Family Circle, edited by Mark Forreste
Primarschule Binzholz, Schulhausstrasse 6, Switzerland
photo by Roland
The little knitters
by Albert Anker (1831–1910)
Tree Knitting, Melbourne
photo by Andrew
Andy Warhol Bridge, Pittsburgh
photo by Darren and Brad
Yarnbomb, Mount Pleasant
photo by anneheathen
Knitted Bicycle- Knotty By Nature in Victoria
photo by Robin Zebrowski
Tricotons la rue, Montreal
photo by Retis
Some examples of heirloom knitting patterns