Every night for the past few evenings, while I knit, Julia sits next to me finger-knitting. I’m not exactly sure how she is starting the knitting because she is no longer asking me for slip-knots. Somehow, she wraps the yarn around her finger and begins. It doesn’t un-chain itself. This project has turned into such a success. I can't tell you all how proud I am of her. Last night she made a chain at least 36 inches long! Wow.
With all these pieces of chained wool around the house, we decided to make them into bookmarks for Christmas gifts for all Julia’s teachers. I made the pom poms (she could have done them because she knows how to wrap yarn around the pom pom maker) but we were running out of time. I am such a last minute person and I'm afraid I am passing on my habits to my daughter.
She stayed up late, finger-knitting away until she had eight longish chains. (Julia has a lot of teachers who work with her!) I kept wrapping the pom poms and attaching them to the chains.
I won't tell you what time she went to bed but suffice it to say, it was late. I wanted to share the bookmarks with all of you before they were sent on to new homes. I set them up and tried the flash on the camera. Horrible, horrible, horrible - I must say. Then I decided to see what would happen with only light from across the room, no tripod and a bunch of shaking.
Wow, those bookmarks look otherworldly, don't they?
In the morning i snapped a few photos in daylight.
Then I ran a filter on one of them and here's what I got.
They are rather festive looking, aren't they?
Julia's bookmarks are off to their new homes. I hope the teachers like them. They all have been so wonderful to Julia and I can't thank them enough. All you teachers out there, and I'm sure there are some, know that you are so appreciated for what you do!
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.