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Knit the Sky - Cultivate Your Creativity with a Playful Way of Knitting - cover

Knit the Sky - Cultivate Your Creativity with a Playful Way of Knitting

Lea Redmond

Publisher: Storey Publishing

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Summary

“Different from any knitting book I’ve ever seen! Think of it as a journal of your life, not with pen and paper, but with knitting needles” (Lisa Congdon, author of Find Your Artistic Voice). 
 
Record the beauty, emotions, and experiences of everyday life—with your knitting needles! Author Lea Redmond offers thirty-two 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, then add inches each year until you have the perfect gift for her eighteenth 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. 
 
“In this charming book, Lea Redmond puts her big heart into creative knitting projects. She reminds us that the sky’s the limit—in knitting and in life.” —Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle 
 
“Not your usual book about knitting . . . [It] aspires to turn on your creativity, to awaken the designer within you.” —In Stitches

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