Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Anew


Happy New Year! It is a beautiful snowy day outside, and I'm starting the new year celebrating. A blanket long overdue for dear friends is finally done! Hooray! The top is made from a combination of felted and non-felted wool sweaters, and the back is a soft brushed cotton.



It's their wedding gift, made to reflect their love of climbing....grey::bedrock, brown::soil, green::grass, more greys::mountains, blue::sky. The red thread at the bottom is the thread that binds two together. I once heard of a belief that when two future loves are born, they each are bound at the waist with a thread that connects them, no matter how far apart they are. As time goes on, the thread becomes shorter and shorter and finally draws them together.

I hope the New Year finds you drawing close to those you love.

4 comments:

Johanna Masko said...

What a lovely blanket, you resourceful woman, you! Nice red stitching detail!

ry said...

wow, after not having internet for some time, I have not been able to check your site for ages...then, out of the blue yesterday a parcel arrives on our door (on our WEDDING ANNIVERSARY DAY!!!!) and inside is this amazing blanket I could have had a sneak peak at had I been checking g#20! Anyway, I can't resist thanking you on this thread as it is truly a strange and incredibly timed event getting the parcel on our anniversary and then the next day seeing our new, awesome blanket on your site!!! Thanks sooooooo much!!! We showed it off to Dieter who was over last night...he likes climbing too, but has no blanket, and we rubbed it in :)

miss you all lots and hope to get back soon (both of us this time!) to visit...

xoxo ry (and lee)

Heather said...

What a lovely and thoughtful present!! I think I will believe that too.

Jenny said...

i love it! very beautiful, indeed!