Saturday, November 21, 2020

Did Someone Say Artwork?

OK, OK, I heard all y'all.

Mistress Maddie and Sixpence and Agnes and Deedles wanna see some knitted artwork of mine.  If ya ain't interested, just move along smartly to the next blog.  I won't be offended.

This is the scarf I made for Maddie's mom (up close to show color detail):

 

This is the sarong I made for Maddie:

 

Deedles (no blog) received this hat and scarf in her fave color:

 

Bob received this wrap for his birthday last year:

Dr. Spo FINALLY got the pony he wished for:

Michael was given an xmess tree skirt in 2018:


I made this blanket for my work UPS driver's baby boy in 2019:


One of my many hats for charity donation purposes:

 
 
This baby blanket was given to a co-worker for his baby girl in 2018:

Sassybear has this Pride scarf:

Steven in Texas (no blog) has this colorful number:

One of my many shawls for charity donation purposes:

Debra won this scarf in a giveaway:

My spring/summer poncho; Maddie loves this piece:

And yes, that IS a cat toy under the chair!

This 5' x 5' blanket was a wedding gift to my niece and nephew-in-law in 2012:

My niece was gifted this shawl for her birthday in 2005:

 

One of my many baby sweaters for charity donation purposes:

 

Hope all y'all enjoyed my art gallery tour!  Knitting keeps me from destroying MAGAts and churches (and lard knows they NEED to be destroyed!).

52 comments:

  1. Very, very nice. You do know, don't you, knitting needles make very, very nice pointy weapons>

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    1. She told me she plans to use trump as a human pin cushion.

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    2. @dave - I would NOT waste my expensive knitting needles on deplorables! knives maybe...

      @maddie - ooooooh, what a scathingly brilliant idea!

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  2. Gorgeous work that I've seen up close and personal, and use to keep my neck warm on a wintry day!!
    In fact, I broke it out again yesterday for the chill!

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  3. I am MIGHTILY impressed. That's a very fine, rare talent you have, W.Q. You being the originator of these you surely must have regretted parting with those you made specifically for others, or perhaps after all that finicky work you were glad to see the back of them?

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    1. thank you, king! I never regret parting with my artwork. as I add row upon row, I think about the person who will receive the piece and I weave good karma/thoughts into the rows. I would LOVE to send you a piece of my art. e-mail me with an idea of what you want!

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    2. Thank you for the offer, W.Q., but as it wouldn't be seen by anyone but me sounds like more trouble than it would be worth. No, spread your creations among those who have large social circles in which they can be admired and discussed. The best I could hope for would be a casual sniff from the pussies then it would be ignored. Thanks indeedy anyhows.

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  4. I said it once I'll say it again...you got talents baby. I know my mother will love the scarf!!!! And two things. 1- nice to see someone still uses wood clothespins and 2 i can totally see you and your niece look alike!!! Now......about getting a willy warmer.....

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    1. willy warmer? that would be a two person job. I hope you have extra staff am?

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    2. I volunteer to take measurements! Pick me! Pick me!

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    3. wooden pins were the only ones my grandmom/mother used. I use an electric dryer now.

      and I don't know if there is enough yarn in the universe to contain maddie's willie!

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  5. WOW. You have so many talents. I adore that pony! And your shawls/wraps - so creative and fetching. How nice that you are able to do this. I had to knit for a show once. By the time the show closed, it was half scarf, half knotted mess! It takes skill and an great eye to do what you do. And patience. Just lovely. Kizzes.

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    1. patience and practice are the keys to a great piece of art.

      I would LOVE to send you a piece of my art. e-mail me with an idea of what you want (girl9654@yahoo.com)!

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    1. spo has always wanted a pony, so...I surprised him for his birthday in 2019.

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  7. Fun to see!!
    Glad it keeps you out of trouble! :-)

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  8. You do love color! RJJS

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    1. life is not all black and white. the more colors, the better!

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  9. Everything is so pretty! The pictures can't show how wonderfully soft your artwork is! That pony is adorable. I've already gotten my hat a scarf out for winter use. So, so soft. Thanks again, Carebear. You have a generous spirit and oodles of talent. I can, however, see you strapping several needles onto your fingers, ala Wolverine, and going to town!

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    1. tru fax dat about the softness. 2 sticks and some string and some time/patience make a piece of art.

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  10. I love all of this!
    I find it amazing that people can make such pretty things. I have no talent to create. At all.
    I think Maddie’s mom's scarf Is beaut. Love that shade of green. I also love, love, love! the pony and the big blanket. Awesome gifts.
    I think it’s awesome you knit for charity, too. You’re awesome.

    XoXo

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    1. for maddie's mom, I chose 2 shades of green and held them together while I knitted the scarf.

      you are creative in that your living spaces are gorgeous.

      I would LOVE to send you a piece of my art. e-mail me with an idea of what you want (girl9654@yahoo.com)!

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  11. I just knew that your wares were going to be beautiful!!! I remember Maddie post of him wearing his creation as a sarong! And the set for Deedles is lovely. I love the color. And how hard was the horse animal to do? Thanks for sharing these!

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    1. the horse was knitted in 2 pieces, then sewn together and stuffed. took me 3 months.

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  12. I LOVED this post. You are obviously very talented.. and generous. Everything will be cherished!

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    1. you above all can appreciate my art since your mom was a knitter.

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  13. I love the beautiful blue shawl I won! And that pony for Dr Spo -- too cute! You do indeed do outstanding work, Anne Marie!

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    1. it took 50+ years, but spo finally received his pony!

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  14. You are so talented! Everything here is so nice!

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    1. thank you dear! I hope you are enjoying your shawl with this cooler weather!

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  15. Oh...you know I loved this post. Im hard pressed to even attempt to select a favorite among the lot. I too like the greens in the scarf for Maddie mother...and that red baby sweater is precious. All the sweaters and bottom downs my children had were all handmade. Soft and good quality. Be proud of your talent Anne Marie...as I suspect you are.

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    1. thank you, agnes. hand made baby gifts are always appreciated. that green blanket I made for my co-worker was the only hand made item he and his wife received. their daughter is now age 2 and still uses it!

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  16. it's like picking a weekly favorite video...yoi can't. i heard your wicked with the needles...

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    1. maddie has never seen me in action with the needles, but she has seen me model 2 of my sweaters.

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  17. You'd make a pretty penny on those items if sold in shops here. I love them all. Glad you and Maddie survived your lunch the other day. Buy wait...you got lasagna????? Yes I saw that comment.

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    1. pearly, honey, it takes time to make an item and it would be a job, not a hobby. i knit to relax with no pressure.

      yes, maddie gave me 2 YUGE chunks of her home made lasagna; spouse and I shared one, the other one is saved for this thursday, since I don't eat turkey. maddie can cook like no one's business!

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  18. My pony is the prince of the stuffed toys in the Christmas display I love it so.

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    1. awwwwwwwwwwwwwww (blushes). I remember you gave him a name and I cannot remember it for the life of me.

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  19. I can see why the Mistress commissioned you for a gift from you for her mother. All such beautiful works. I bet you could even knit Christmas tree ornaments.

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    1. thank you, empress! I could knit tree ornaments, but I would probably go batshit crazy. I just finished making 10 winter hats for action wellness, in conjunction with LOOP yarn shop at 19th & south. I love making items for charitable purposes.

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  20. I did comment. I don't know why my comments on blogspot disappear or don't post.

    Anyway, I said that these are beautiful works of art (something to that effect). I feel like the first time I posted, it was more eloquent.

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  21. You make amazing things. I still have the pussy hat you made for me a few years back. I still wear it every so often on that rare occasion when it's cold outside.

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    1. good to hear, dear! and thank you for the compliment! :)

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  22. Wow those are amazing! Me and knitting do NOT get along. You and knitting are a match made in heaven! I love that you do hats and baby clothes for donation - things like that are more appreciated than you might realize. You have a big heart and you are AWESOME!

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    1. (blushes) thanks. I just sent off 10 hats for the homeless in my city to a non-profit agency. they will be distributed next month. if not me to knit the items, then who? everyone has some talent; I cannot draw a str8 line even with a ruler, but I can knit.

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