KIP 2012

KIP 2012

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mummy's poppies

In 1934, when my mother, Esther Hollander, was 15 years old, she painted her poppies picture.  For the exhibition I have constructed a knitted homage to her painting.  (Thanks to Sian for making the cornflowers for me).  I am so proud of it - hey Julie, send me a photo of Mummy's daffodils and maybe I'll try that next - later!


  1. Hi Jennifer,
    I love the knitted painting and the way you present it in the tree.
    You have a lot of creative thing here on the page it looks great!
    The bird on the nest - WOW.
    Do you work on projects as a group?
    Looks likea lot of fun!
    Love and Joy

  2. Wow! This is so beautiful! I love it :) Yes, I would love to send you a photo of the daffodil painting to convert it into this form. (Later :)) Mummy would have adored this :)

  3. I suppose you realise that the previous comment was Julie. I'm not sure how to change it :P


Irish Hiking Scarf

Irish Hiking Scarf pattern

approx. 350 yards of worsted weight yarn
size 8 US needles and a cable needle or one double pointed needle
(Feel free to use chubbier yarn and/or larger needles to make a giant scarf. It will look just as lovely!)
Finished size, approx. 5 ½” x 55”
Cast on 42 stitches.
Row 1. (WS) K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2
Row 2. (RS) K4, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K4
Row 3. (WS) repeat row 1
Row 4. (RS) repeat row 2
Row 5. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 6. (RS) repeat row 2.
Row 7. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 8. (RS) K4, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K4
Repeat these rows to desired length, ending on row 7. Bind off.
C6F = Slip 3 sts. onto a cable needle and hold to front of work. K3, then K the 3 sts. off cable needle.
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