Record the beauty, emotions, and experiences of everyday life -- not in your journal but with your knitting needles! Author Lea Redmond offers 32 enchanting projects that will inspire you to create beautiful finished pieces full of personal meaning and memories. Stock up on shades of blue, gray, and white and knit one strip of a scarf each day for a year, using the color that matches the sky on that day. When you're done, you'll have a unique memento of your year better than anything you can keep in a scrapbook. Or when you're traveling, knit postcard-size swatches at each place you visit, using the colors you see around you. When the trip is over, piece the swatches together into a throw or scarf that will remind you of your journey every time you use it. Or knit a height-chart scarf for a beloved baby, starting with her length at birth and adding inches each year until you have the perfect gift for her 18th birthday. These are knitting projects like no other, resulting in one-of-a-kind heirlooms that tell a story only you can tell. Redmond provides instructions for all the stitches and techniques you need, as well as required patterns.
Lea Redmond is the author of Wonder Hunt, Knit the Sky, andthe best-selling "Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever." keepsake journal series that includes Letters To My Future Self and Letters to My Love. She is the founder and lead designer for Leafcutter Designs, a creative studio best known for its World's Smallest Post Service teeny tiny letters. She lives in Oakland, California, and can be found online at leafcutterdesigns.com.
"In this charming book, Lea Redmond puts her big heart into creative knitting projects. She reminds us that the sky's the limit -- in knitting and in life." -- Ann Hood, author of The Knitting Circle