Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wild and Woolly

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."
~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee


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.)

SlÄtt 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

1 comment:

Pop said...


These are wonderful examples of knitting/knitted stuff. Very creative and even beautiful!

I have to admit, though, that Shepherd sitting on raised stool and stilts, 1855 really caught my imagination. You can't make this stuff up. :-)