Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wool Crops

It's been a while... again.

But fear not, it is not because I have stopped knitting.

No, no, I have been knitting and there has been lots of false starts and then lots of ripping and redoing. I have not been frustrated, I have been on the edge more or less. I have had this feeling of coming up with on idea or something, but the process was hidden from me and slow and it could not be pressed forward. I almost have been able to hear my brain going and going, like computer noise when something happens behind the plastic cover.

I have told myself to be patient, and to have little faith and trust in my knitting and the process. I would know when the time was just right.


And then the perfect morning dawned to harvest, I picked up the needles once more and felt a huge relief to be able to collect the crops. It was not smooth from then on; I don't know how many times I have ripped and tweaked and again ripped and knit all over again. But finally, here he isHe does not have a name yet, but the name will come. He is just barely new born, he is nothing but a tiny seedling, but I do love this little jacket, I do love this little one.I am not sure why I needed to knit a baby item. No, I am not becoming a grandmother. Maybe this has something to do with the fact that my twins turned 18 couple of weeks ago and I don't have children any more in the house, just young women, of whom I am very proud of. I have been looking at old pictures from those early days and spent lots of time remembering.

Another reason might be my sock yarn stash
and the amount of variegated yarn and not feeling the love to knit socks. I was discussing this with a friend who reminded me of Holly Yeoh's fresh use of sock yarns. Go take a look!

Starting point for this jacket is a pattern that has been around for a very long time and I have seen two versions of it. I kept all the good elements but added my touch. I will
make at least one more change to it and then I will try my best to write a pattern for it. It may take a while but I hope I am able to do it.

Could I call him Seedling?

Go pick up your wool crops!

Yours,
very proud Mama

40 comments:

  1. I love your little jacket. So cute.

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  2. What a lovely jacket! It is so adorable...so much so that it prompted me to delurk and comment.

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  3. Oh Lena, your little Seedling may just be the most beautiful little jacket I've had the pleasure of viewing. I'm completely smitten and charmed, and yes, wanting very much to knit my own little Seedling. Brava!
    I clicked on every photo to get the full effect of both Seedling and the turning leaves, beautiful! and Thank you! now, off to follow the link :^)

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  4. Beautiful jacket. He looks a bit nautical, a name associated with the sea perhaps?

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  5. Stephanie20:00

    Little Seedling is beautiful and perfectly named. I have just started knitted baby clothes again after many years, what a joy. Good Luck with the pattern writing, I would love to knit this.

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  6. wow! Beautiful!

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  7. Dear Lene,
    your embellishment and attention to detail are what make all your garments (and sewing)so unique and lovely.
    thank you for sharing.

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  8. Delurking to say....just adorable! Good to see a new post & this was well worth the wait.

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  9. Such a charming little jacket, Lene! I do hope there will be a pattern someday.

    Is it wrong to think I would like that jacket for myself? Only a bit larger? ;)

    You are an inspiration :)

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  10. Trista01:05

    Adorable! I hope this goes in your grandmother hope chest for someday.

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  11. That is an adorable little jacket and a darling fishie on it. If you had any thoughts about changing the name, I would venture to suggest Guppy.

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  12. utterly gorgeous!! great job.

    - Julie

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  13. Marsha03:53

    Grandchildren are years away, if ever. And yet, I want to knit this. It is inspired and inspiring.

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  14. Lene, That is just darling! And Little Seedling is a perfect name. Your attention to detail is just delightful and makes me want to knit it!

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  15. dana05:34

    i do hope you'll create a pattern -- i will buy it!

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  16. Truly beautiful and original. Seedling is a fabulous name for it.

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  17. Beautiful baby sweater! I too hope you write it up.

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  18. Very cute baby jacket. I have twins also, boy and girl, 16 months old.

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  19. Seedling is a perfect name. I love the little fish too :-)

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  20. I have seen the two versions you mention, and I think yours is by far the nicest.
    Yes, Seedlings is a perfect name.

    I look forward to you finishing the pattern.
    (writing from Canada, not as far north as you, but nearly)

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  21. Gail H.17:36

    You have outdone yourself again! It is a darling little jacket with a perfect name. I,too, would love to buy your pattern if you do make one available. It has been too long since I've knit a baby sweater.

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  22. Oh, it's so sweet, I want to knit it right away!

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  23. This is fabulous. You have also planted a seed in my brain, to get my needles working on a project that I have had on the mental drawing board far too long! How about posting this pattern on Ravelry?!

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  24. That is a very beautiful little jacket. You always pay so much attention to the details.

    I would be very interested in purchasing a copy of the pattern if you plan to sell it.

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  25. Oh, he's absolutely darling!

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  26. Anonymous01:18

    Lovely jacket. Seedling? Urchin? Sprout? Autumnal equinox? Very, very cute.

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  27. That is the most beautiful baby jacket I have ever seen. Please do write up the pattern.

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  28. But, but, that's the jacket I want to knit for me!!

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  29. Anonymous13:56

    Beautiful... as always! I always look forward to your inspirations.

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  30. It's a adorable little jacket!
    And I love the fish :)

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  31. Rachel17:00

    Such an original idea. I love the way your designs turn out.

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  32. Oooh! What pretty jacket! I do hope you get around to writing the pattern.

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  33. seedling - yes, yes do call him that
    i love your work, very very resolved,

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  34. 'Seedling' is really spectacular and I will be anxiously awaiting its debut! Such a little beauty!

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  35. Suzy S01:57

    This is an actual MBK pattern (must be knit)!!!An Adult size would be wonderful also. You are fabulous and inspiring as always.

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  36. Suzy S03:04

    Thank you for pointing out the z twist on Noro sock yarn. I knew I didn't want to make socks with it so now I know it is perfect for twined knitting!

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  37. What a lovely design.

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  38. Kati03:00

    Unique and beautiful! I join others in wishing for a pattern to purchase.

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  39. Tricia00:50

    Another delurker. Such a beautiful wee jacket.
    I came over to look at your twined knitting album, because just today I have learned to do twined knitting with Beth Brown Reinsal. And now I have had a double treat,by seeing your lovely Seedling jacket.
    Thank you.

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  40. Mundi17:02

    Absolutely love the your wee Seedling Jacket!!! I do so hope that you make a pattern avaliable.
    Perhaps on Ravelry?

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