Friday, July 21, 2006

And now for something completely different

Lisa asked me whether I follow a pattern or just start knitting and see what happens. Well, it depends on my mood. Sometimes I follow a pattern and sometimes I knit without thinking about patterns and just see what happens. This is one of those See What Happens blanket.

Peitto nro 107 004

My little sister made one of the squares. Can you guess which one?

Click here if you want to see my blankets. All 107 of them.

24 Comments:

At 4:31 pm , Blogger Ziina said...

she made the pink one? :)

 
At 6:49 pm , Anonymous Cara said...

Fantastic! Beyond fantastic! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous knitting.

 
At 11:15 pm , Anonymous Caroli said...

Your blankets are amazing, and your story inspirational. Can you tell us a few things: (1)Roughly how big is each square? (2)Do you pick up and knit to start another square, or do you knit them separately and sew them together, and (3) What type of yarn do you use (wool, cotton, blend; gauge?)

 
At 2:14 am , Anonymous Angeluna said...

How lovely all your blankets are. And your story. Having worked in several languages, I am totally impressed with the fluidity of your English. Just delighted to have come accross your blog! Thank you.

 
At 11:22 pm , Anonymous Jana said...

I was reading your story - and am so impressed. Wow! I had a question for you - what state do you work in? I was fired 5-23-06 the day I got the results of my MRI showing I needed back surgery (recovery takes 6 weeks). I now know I was fired because the owners daughter wanted my job - "legal" desk of a collection agency. I have been told Washington is a "fire at will" state meaning I have no recourse, but to job search. I do have an excellent letter of recommendation from my boss - kinda wierd huh, since she FIRED me. If you have any info please let me know.

 
At 12:25 am , Anonymous anne said...

i just read your story and looked at all 3 albums! fntastic! i am a squares fan anyway, but these are incredible. where are you shipping them off to?
thank you for sharing it and congratulations on being done with sickness, trials, and depression. GOOD for you!

 
At 4:44 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Your blankets are very beautiful. What an impressive body of work.

Gale

 
At 6:12 am , Blogger Mary said...

I am totally amazed at your blankets. Totally and completely awed. Fantastic job. Beautiful. Congratulations to you on fighting back from your job loss and from your depression and creating so many beautiful things in the process. You're a shining example to all of us. Keep up the great work! :-)

 
At 6:38 pm , Anonymous Jana said...

Wow! It's impossible to pick a favorite - but I'll try #100 I think, no #5, no #95, oh I can't pick one. It's so cool that you are not just sending plain old boring blankets but pieces of art. What yarn are you using, I am getting motivated to knit a blanket - yeah just one, but I'll try. I just wondered if it had to be wool or a certain brand?

 
At 4:08 pm , Blogger AmberCake said...

Another beauty. I really love the random ones. I'm working on a really big sort-of random blanket for a friend, and I always have so much trouble keeping my faith that it will come out well, and worry about it all the way through. I always come back to your site for inspiration for colors and patterns and for how it always comes together anyway.

Thanks for sharing the photos of so much wonderful knitting.

 
At 5:11 pm , Blogger Susan said...

Wow! Oh Wow!
Thank you for sharing your brilliant work! It's stunning! And inspirational!
I too would be interested in knowing what type of yarn you use.
And like Ziina said, I'm guessing the solid colored square for which your little sister made.

 
At 6:48 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, again. You are just a genius; that's all there is to it. If you wrote down all these patterns,AND included your story, it would make a great book!!!

 
At 10:47 pm , Blogger tocspaw said...

Your blankets are amazing!!! I'm going to be working on a blanket myself - I'm adopting from China, and there is a tradition of the "100 Wishes Quilt" - 100 quilt squares with 100 wishes for good fortune given by friends and family. Since I don't sew, I was thinking of putting together a knitted version for my daugher-to-be. Your random knitted blankets have proven that if it is knitted with love, it will be beautiful, no matter the pattern!!

 
At 5:13 am , Blogger gail said...

I love your blankets, even the "see what happens" ones. I showed your blog and blankets to a friend who just started knitting--who is a graphic designer--and male. He was very intrigued--especially when I showed him how your knit the squares, or shapes. I think you have inspired him!

 
At 7:02 pm , Blogger Samantha said...

WOW! Your blankets are awesome! I can't find it on your blog -- where do you ship them to?

 
At 3:23 am , Blogger HPNY Knits said...

I really enjoy all your blankets. I have also made a few with many colors and really like the process.

 
At 5:27 pm , Blogger lill4my said...

I'm beyond impressed! I would like to say "You Rock!" in Finnish, but all I know are swear words. And not nice ones either;)

Your blankets are so amazing, and your creativity is absolutely awesome!

One of the reasons I love knitting is for the de-stressing abilities it has. You just focus entirely on knitting, and everything else can take the backseat for awhile. AND you create something beautiful, and those blankets are STUNNING!!!!

//Linda

 
At 11:08 pm , Blogger Garngamen said...

Thank you for sharing your story. And your blankets. I have noticed that a good help for depression is "monotounus" work with some variation. I think your blankets are the best cure! Knitting. Painting fences or picking sticks or stones or so0mething. Knitting is far beyond the best in my opinion.

 
At 10:03 am , Blogger Sera said...

Your site is great. I love the blankets!

 
At 10:27 pm , Anonymous Jeannie said...

Thanks for sharing the blankets! They are awesome...so much fun! Not to mention great for the lucky person who gets to snuggle under each one. You obviously have a generous heart and a generous imagination!! very cool

 
At 6:41 am , Blogger Crow Calling Woman said...

WOooooooooooooh...trippy...makes the room spin...

 
At 10:57 am , Anonymous heidi said...

olisin arvannut, että terhi olisi tehnyt tuon yläreunan ruskea-sinisen. se on hänen töidensä näköinen. mutta koska yksivärisyys on ehkä vähemmän sinun tyylistäsi ja enemmän hänen tyylistään, ehkä se on kuitenkin se pinkki.

kerrothan, miten voit. täällä jossain ollaan ihan (lähes) tuntemattomasta ihmisestä välillä huolissaan, vaikka ehkä mitään syytäkään ei ole.

 
At 3:13 am , Blogger Linda said...

Wow ... your blankets are awesome and a real inspiration ... thanks :)

 
At 4:12 am , Anonymous solange oliveira said...

Fantastic Blogger!!!

Solange Oliveira
Brazil

 

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