Sunday 28 January 2018

35 years ago hand-me-down

The daughter of my sister has started wearing the rainbow sweater i knitted for my dad appx. 35 years ago. Isn’t it amazing? I’m quite flattered. I think she likes the unicorn colours (she used to like unicorns) and she finds it fascinating that i made it so long ago when i was about her age, plus many young people i know like vintage.
Here they are: 2 people; representing 3 generations
© Knitbitch sister
I had so many reactions to this post on Facebook, that I decided to display an anonymised view of them here. It sparked in me this idea about how a piece of knitwear can form a family connection, be an inter-generational piece when shared and bridge time. Just like the act of knitting itself often also is, passed down from generation to generation. at least I learned knitting from my grandma and my mum. I know nowadays many new knitters learn knitting from YouTube, so we are breaking the pattern.
© knitbmitch

Friday 12 January 2018

Gift reveal

As the festive season is now over I can finally show you some of the kitchen cloth i had made for my mum, sister and cousin as advents gifts.
Almost Everything i make is made out of my existing stash, this is no different, only i make a special effort out of gifting them back the stash they have donated me. And their stash again for a big part is stash they have been donated by others. Anyway this way it returns to sender. Its quite a puzzle to try to match up different thicknesses of yarns and different colouts into sets that you think can work. And in this case trying to make total sets of 4 (advent) that match and fit their kitchen or taste

I regretted later that I had not used this green yarn to knit christmas trees.

Matching colours and yarns from the stash

Matching colours and yarns from the stash