Snippets! I’ve got snippets! So much beautiful stuff out there on the internet.
Winging It Department
As you know, many’s the time I’ve tried to interpret a fabric quilt by knitting it. So far, I’ve stuck to quilts involving (more or less) straight lines. A few weeks ago, Ravelry’s Eye Candy featured this stunning improvisation by Sharon O’Brien (SOB-rien on Ravelry), which stopped me in my tracks.
(Copyright SOB-rien, used with permission.)
Sharon writes: “This knitted section is an attempt to see if I could knit something similar to the sewn quilt on page 96 of Sherri Lynn Wood’s book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters. …The knitting was slow at first, due to writing down every little step that I took. Then, as I knit more of the stripes, I stopped writing, and just continued to improvise. Creating this became fun, when I stopped worrying about what I was doing, and just decided ‘to wing it’.”
For those who want to attempt it themselves, Sharon used worsted weight 4-ply wools, mostly Cascade 220.
(Copyright Marusya. Used with permission.)
Show Us the Bohus
This is kind of a day-old snippet. But like a day-old croissant, just pop it in the toaster for a few seconds, and it’s delicious.
If you missed the 2015-16 Winter issue of Vogue Knitting (the Spring issue is on newstands now), try to get hold of a copy. The issue is dedicated to Sweden’s Bohus knitting tradition, a 20th century movement which has a fascinating history. There are articles by Meg Swansen and Sarah Pope, gorgeous vintage photographs of the original Bohus sweaters, and a collection of Bohus-inspired patterns. I rarely save print magazines these days, but this one is a keeper, especially for those of us in a Nordic knitting phase. Check your LYS for a copy, or order it from Vogue’s back issues.
Rolling in the Deep
This just in: we asked Susan J, winner of our recent Manos del Uruguay giveaway, if she could share a picture of her with her prizes.
Have a great weekend, everybody. Go roll in some wool.