Saturday, May 31, 2008

My very creative Mom

This post is dedicated to my mom, who gave me my love of knitting, crocheting, art, and a whole lot of other things.

This is her favorite flower, Lily of the Valley, which reminds me both of her and her mother, Mae:

Check out the great wall shelf her husband Gerald built! I have never, ever, ever in my life seen Homespun displayed prominently in a living room, and vertically, on top of that! Like books!

All the paintings on the wall are by her very talented husband, Gerald. I would love to get his work into a gallery so more people in the world could enjoy it. Someday. A portrait of my mom, by Gerald, and our flag:

And here are some of her creations:

Toast and eggs

Crocheted placemat and coasters

Mailbox for her yarn!

Friday, May 30, 2008

My Mom's Measurements

Or rather, the measurements for infant and children's sweaters that she swears by...

The Genesis of Knitting

The Gospel According to Barb

... and on the eighth day, the Lord saw Eve sitting under the Tree
of Good and Evil, and saw that she was twiddling her thumbs, and it was not good.

God said, "Eve, idle hands are the devil's workshop."

So he brought her a lamb and showed her how to spin its fleece, and behold! She had yarn, and it was good.

Then he pulled two slender branches from the tree (size 8) and showed her how to twist the yarn onto the twigs, and it was good.

And Eve began to knit, and the Lord showed her how to purl, and to increase, and decrease, and bind off, and it was good.

And the Lord showed Adam how to go out and hunt, and that was good.

And the Lord said to Eve, "Behold, sometimes you can have too little
yarn, but you can never have too much!

And Eve said, "Thank you, Lord!"

... and the rest is history.

© 2008 by Barb Ulfsparre