Tuesday, March 6, 2007

It's like MAGIC

I am amazed by knitting. in fact, I am amazed by all needlecraft. It is one type of craft that is simply beyond me. I have tried knitting, crocheting, long stitch, emboidery, ribbon embroidery, cross-stitch and counted cross-stitch; I am equally terrible at all of them.
When I saw Kate P. this weekend she brought me a housewarming gift of hand knitted cloths (dish, face or decorative - your choice!). One was vibra-pink cause it is such a Niki color and the other was seasonal. Kate warned me that the shamrock pattern was subtle. She lied. It is obvious and COOL.
How can simple loops and knots of yarn make such different patterns? Kurt used to say that it took pixie dust to braid hair; i think it must take elven magic to knit.
Man I love having talented friends! Thanks, Kate.


srapalmateer said...

The shamrock shows up nicely in the pic! I'm glad that you liked your gift. I had fun making them! :0)

Melanie said...

Wow, that looks great!