Or the art of wrapping knitting around things.
A regular and lovely commenter round these parts, Lou, from Happy Serendipity, has just taken up knitting (you may have seen us discussing knitting in the comments) and decided to make a winter door wreath she had seen. Bear in mind that this is just her second or third EVER knitting project.
If it had been been me I would have been getting into a pickle trying to knit in the round, increasing and decreasing etc. etc but Lou just knitted this
pinned it like this
and hey presto! created this
so much quicker, easier and cleverer all round, and just goes to show that you don’t need to be an expert at all to create beautiful things.
With the remaining yarn she made this candle holder, which I think I love even more than the wreath – its chunky, simplicity seems very cool and modern somehow.
Check out Lou’s tutorial here for more details.
It seems also that Ferm Living is getting in on the act, recently introducing a range of chic knitted vase covers.
When I get out from under the sock monkey, I’m thinking of designing a few knitted home accessories, maybe for sale in the shop. Very inspired by all these ideas.