It is a busy day for me (get your mammograms, everybody!), so I’ll be brief.
Remember how we’ve spent the past 15 years staring at grids of various kinds—buildings, drain grates, paintings—and asking, “Can I knit that?”
The answer is usually yes.
Yesterday I was struck by the images that Cristina Shiffman, our fearless social media maven, posted on our Instagram. The aerial images of Kuekenhof Gardens in the Netherlands are so graphic, so obviously knittable, that it makes me want to dig into our Donegal Tweed and start cranking out a tulip-field-inspired log cabin blanket.
It led me, as the internet does, down a rabbit hole of knittable aerial images. Take a minute out of your busy day to go here, a Pinterest board by Nikola Grozdanov. It makes you a) love the world, b) love photographers who capture these dazzling sights, and c) want to cast on.
Here’s one example of horticulture as blanket.
Look! It’s glorious tulip fields somewhere in the Netherlands.
Voila! Our Station Wagon Blanket, the garter-stitch blanket by Mary Jane Mucklestone featured in MDK Field Guide No. 1: Stripes.
You can find this kit—a veritable symphony of Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted—in the MDK Shop.
If you haven’t taken a spin through #fringeandfriendslogalong on Instagram, it’s getting very delicious.