I realise that my previous post may make some people uneasy, which is understandable because it contradicts a lot of things we believe in. But it's ok, it's important to questions things, get out of our comfort zone for a little bit and not to just follow everything blindly. At the very least, exploration of this issue has made me look at my children and at life differently, and helped me appreciate my children's innate ability for unprompted learning. I am making a point to learn more about unschooling, and to observe my own children's fascinating capabilities. Maybe we will explore this topic further in another entry.
For now let me distract you with this BIG Fair Isle project I was working on.
The colours are just amazing. The pattern and yarn are from Alice Starmore. I love her work.
The buttons are from Liberty. They have the loveliest buttons there. I chose ones that stand out because of their shape and not colour (so the colours of the fair isle work stands out more)
I am in love with this vest. I want to wear it, sleep in it, rub it in my face, put it on my wall, stare at it....but...it is a quite a BIG disaster!
But I love it anyway. Sigh. You don't choose who (what) you love, you know? I learnt so much from knitting this - continental knitting, stranded knitting, fair isle, knitting with both hands at the same time, colour blends, and steeking! (i'll try to explain more about this amazing technique. i have met knitters who has been knitting for more than 20 years without ever trying out steeking). this is the most fascinating knitting project I have ever done and I do not regret knitting it at all, even though it doesn't fit...any ideas what I can do with it? I was thinking I'll hang it on the wall of my (future) dream studio...hehe...