Sometimes I feel like a generational sandwich.
I’m an often-exhausted knitter positioned
in between two energetic, prolific, talented fiber artists—
my mother and my daughter.
Wonder if that makes me bologna or peanut butter?
My daughter, Ellen Roberts (Shepherd’s Moon), emailed me photos of her latest projects. She spun tie-dyed (grape and cherry kool aid) merino plied with tussah silk then knit the pinkish lace shawl. The pattern is based on Marianne Kinzel’s Azeala pattern, but Ellen took out one repeat, and knitted back and forth so it is a broken pentagon. She writes that she has now started on a scarf that is Bluefaced Leicester, tie-dyed green, plied with tussah silk. The pattern is Mosaic in the Marianne Kinzel book. I am tired just thinking about her flurry of work.
(The new masthead is cropped from another Jim Miller (Willowgreen Publishing) photograph. When I install a new masthead photo, I retire the old ones to the Masthead Page—see the tab above.)
Thanks Mom for your kind words! It is such a pleasure/honor to have you of all people pair me up with someone who is true treasure like Grandma Rachel! Not to mention that you then turn around and tried to described yourself as either jam or bologna! Geez! I would have said that you were the peanut bitter and brown sugar! 😉
For anyone wanting to see closer pics and are on FaceBook, there is a button on the Shepherd’s Moon Website that will take you to the Shepherd’s Moon FaceBook page… I keep photo albums of all projects that I am working on… http://www.shepherdsmoon.co.uk
Thanks again Mom for the high praise!
Heh, I like Kathy’s comment :^) and agree!
That’s some seriously beautiful spun yarn which is knitting (and knit) up stunningly.
I have both books of modern lace knitting by Marianne Kinzel, used the Rose Leaf for Havala’s wedding stole. They’re all beautiful patterns.
I kept wanting to click on the photo to get a larger view :^)
Absolutely beautiful picture,Katherine. By the way, peanut butter and jelly is my favorite sandwich. Remember, you received your knitting genes from your mother then passed it on to your daughter..you are that crucial peanut butter that holds those two pieces of bread together ANd that’s no bologne!!