Sunday, July 6, 2008

The weekend in which I channel both Tasha Tudor and Bozo the Clown

3-day weekend! Are there sweeter words in the English language? It has been a very relaxing time around the cul-de-sac. Some knitting, some sewing, some reading, a little movie watching.

Saturday Mother and I met for breakfast and then visited a couple of quilt shops. I came away with one fat quarter. I think it caught my eye both for the color and because it had line drawings of women down the columns. See it closer here [or click to enlarge picture]. I knew I wanted to make it into a drawstring bag and having the extra day gave me just enough time to do it.

As I was working on it, I realized that I must have been heavily influenced throughout by all the reading I've been doing lately about Tasha Tudor. I've always loved her books and illustrations.

You may already know that Tasha, who died at 92 years old late last month, lived as though it was the 19th century and not the 21st.

On the knitting front, the Jojo wrap continues. This will be a long slog I imagine.
I'm still not sure how I feel about it. In fact, after reading about the recent death of Bozo the Clown, I've taken to calling it Bozo sometimes instead of Jojo!
That's a LOT of color all at once. I may be knitting a clown shawl!


Mary said...

What a sweet drawstring bag!

Sheri said...

Is there anything you can't do? I love your bag! Never thought to use a fat quarter to make one. They have so many beautiful prints out now, I'm always looking at them and wishing I still felt like quilting.
Your shawl/stole is beautiful and NOT at all like Bozo the Clown. Those colors are really pretty and when it's all blocked I bet it's a knock out! I'd like to just be able to sit still long enough to knit something that long!
I'm off to read about Tasha Tudor; she sounds interesting.
Sheri in (SE)GA
PS I'm using Zephyr yarn for the Mystery stole in Sage.