hoot! now presenting a new pattern called *spirit of the birch*. its a felted scarf and cuff! the birch tree represents birth and new beginnings. it also is the celtic tree for the new year and for starting over fresh. cant you just feel the amazing energy of this new year?
my grandmother used to have lots of birch trees in her front garden. she told me to write my wishes on the little bits of bark that naturally fell from the trees onto the ground.
i have always loved birch trees. i got the idea for this scarf almost a year ago, and began working on it 9 months ago. for some reason it just took a long time in the labyrinth of creation before it was ready to be born. sometimes we just have to trust the process.
the scarf is knitted in the round like a tube & then felted in the washing machine. i added some wispy spirit fringe at the ends to represent the dryad (the tree spirit inside.)
the best surprise about this project was the little cuff! i knitted it as a gauge and promptly put it on my wrist where it has stayed pretty much all year! i wear it with everything. even in the summer. (im wearing it in the mollie makes photoshoot heh heh) its kind of tough dont you think? yes. yes it is tough to wear a birch tree on your wrist. it kind of looks like maybe you punched through the middle? no thats sillyness. anyway, its cute.
the year has turned another corner and i have so much to do and share. my needles are on the move.. and im heading back to england for the second half of the photo shoot for my knitting book soon! also, i seem to be doing some embroidery? what is that all about!? oh also if you want to check out this page i just found… it is so magical and full of some beautiful birch lore. if not, heres a rambly brambly video where i talk about portkeys etc.
ps. want the pattern? ie: do you want to wear a tree? *click here.*
pps. thank you so much to my kind and talented new photographer and neighbor (how convenient!) freddie ochoa.