I had a lovely four day weekend home from work, two if you count all the cooking and cleaning. The sun came out so i could finally get some photos of my anniversary gift. Below is what Chuck gave me, made by my friend, artist Anne Luther. This piece was part of a recent exhibition named 'Women's Work'....
Anne's show touched me very much as it honored so much of what i've done all my life, the domestic chores, cooking, cleaning, child raising as well as the skill of needlecraft. She elevated all these things to a beautiful art form. For more about Anne Luther go here.
Seeing Anne's art made me look at my own tools I use everyday. Here are the necessities for knitting that go with me everywhere. I think i've left out counters, I have three, those are super necessary. I did not take photos of knitting needles, cameras, pens (micron), paintbrushes, colored pencils, sewing machine... there are a lot of tools that improve my life and make me really happy everyday.
And then, I met a woman last week. she asked me what I was knitting (a new shawl). And we began talking. She is a knitter too, but a photographer first. She asked if i'd heard of 'Greetings from Knit Cafe' , the book.
Indeed I had! I was so inspired by the beautiful book, I made the skirt on the books cover
and then she told me, she took the photographs for the book! we both agreed it really is a small world. To see more of her (gorgeous) photos, go here.