I still have a bit of a love / hate relationship with knitting. The beauty of hand-knitted garments often astounds me and I love how warm and comforting they are to wear. However, almost as soon as I’ve cast on I want it all to be finished. I knit slowly, and my stitches are tight on the needles, my jaw often clenched. May be because there are so many other things I want to make and I just don’t have the patience it requires. I also get frustrated with losing my place in the pattern and having to count stitches and rows over and over again….is it just me?
The main fabric of this envelope came from a jumper I did actually have the patience to knit. I wore it almost constantly for about 5 years, until the elbows completely wore through. Then it was recycled and made into numerous brooches & purses. I really love the purple heather colour of it. The brighter pink is from a jumper I’m (supposed to be) knitting just now (and have been for 1 year and 3 months so far)…and probably will be for a very long time to come!
15cm wide by 23.7cm in height (including the pom-poms)
Recycled felt jumper, wool, old knitting magazine page, embroidery thread & safety pins
knitting, chain-stitch embroidery, pom-pom making, hand stitch.
If I’ve done a ridiculously poor job of convincing you to ‘make time to knit’ you might want to take a look at this article which explains the many benefits of knitting has for your body & mind. See, it really is good for you!
Take a peep here to see more of my mixed -media envelopes.