Knit the Sky: Cultivate Your Creativity with a Playful Way of Knitting
Record the beauty, emotions, and experiences of everyday life -- not in your journal but with your knitting needles Author Lea Redmond offers 32 enchanting projects that will inspire you to create beautiful finished pieces full of personal meaning and memories. Stock up on shades of blue, gray, and white and knit one strip of a scarf each day for a year, using the color that matches the sky on that day. When you're done, you'll have a unique memento of your year better than anything you can keep in a scrapbook. Or when you're traveling, knit postcard-size swatches at each place you visit, using the colors you see around you. When the trip is over, piece the swatches together into a throw or scarf that will remind you of your journey every time you use it. Or knit a height-chart scarf for a beloved baby, starting with her length at birth and adding inches each year until you have the perfect gift for her 18th birthday. These are knitting projects like no other, resulting in one-of-a-kind heirlooms that tell a story only you can tell. Redmond provides instructions for all the stitches and techniques you need, as well as required patterns.
From the Back Cover Knitted Memories Record the beauty and emotion of everyday experiences -- not on the paper pages of your journal but on the soft and woolly surface of your knitting. Lea Redmond has 32 inspiring ideas to start you on your next knitting adventure. Doodle Daydream: Let your imagination wander, knitting a pencil skirt on actual pencils while experimenting with a variety of stitch patterns. Knit the Sky : Every day, knit a stripe in colors that match that particular day's sky, slowly creating your own wearable weather history. Patchwork Postcards: When you travel, knit colorful swatches to remind you of the places you visit. Piece them together in a patchwork-postcard throw. Inching Up : Knit a height-chart scarf for a beloved baby, beginning with her length at birth and adding inches every year until adulthood.