Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A - Z Challenge: Knitting

My earliest existing project: a Carnaby Street 'mod' when I was 17.  About 6 inches tall

Keeping my hands busy,
Needles and fingers flicking
In tune with my heartbeats.  I have knit
Trunks full of yarn and many
Thousands of stitches
In rows enough to reach to the moon.  It's as
Natural and necessary as breathing. A need that ties me with yarn to
Generations of past and future knitters. 

Afghan with appliqued 'sweaters': hand-spun yarn, hand-dyed and knit with love a few years ago


EmptyNester said...

Love that afghan! You're so creative! And talented!

Ginny said...

Oh, I love that afghan!!! I've never seen anything like it!! You are so creative! And the first project, I remember the Mods and the Rockers!!! I bought my makeup from the Mary Quant collection, too!

Sarah Allen said...

Wow, gorgeous! You are so talented :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Ju Dimello said...

Beautiful! Both the Afghan and the toy you knitted! :)

Wish I could do something like that !

Following you from A-Z challenge!

Joe Richardson said...

I love the mod! Now, I've no idea what 'mod' means, but it's adorable.

You did that at 17? I couldn't do it, well, ever.

The things you make are lovely!

Madeleine said...

Fun poem. Really cute knits I've given you a shout out on mine :O)

cindy said...

I love your little shirts on the Afghan, great job.

nutschell said...

love that blanket! wish i could knit but my hands are too clumsy. nice meeting you through the a-z!

Joanna said...

Of course it would be knitting! Such a cool blanket.

jeannette said...

What a great memory that you saved your first project:)

Margaret Almon said...

Very cool mod! I had a friend who loved The Jam and Paul Weller, and would've liked your knitted character. I learned to knit a couple years ago in my 40's, and I love it!

g-girl said...

fellow knitter visiting via the a to z challenge. love that afghan!


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