Tuesday, April 22, 2014

prayer flags and socks

Each spring I make scads of these prayer flags. I string them into a garland and call it "praying for spring." I make scads of them because it's just easiest to make a whole bunch all at one time.


They're for my shop mostly - but it's nice to have them on hand for birthday gifts and stuff.


It's a bit of a production - stamping, painting, gluing, stitching - and we know it's prayer flag season when they're strewn hither and thither about the house.


But everybody loves them :)


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And, oh my goodness, here I am it's almost May and I've begun a wool sock. I was burned out a year ago after having made 5 pairs through the winter. So this will be my only pair this year ...


.... "praying for autumn" socks? How ironic!




13 comments:

Halle said...

Your prayer flags are fun...but yes they look like a lot of work. Likely not as much work as a pair of knit socks though!!

Rebeca Trevino said...

the prayer flags are great!
are they made of paper or fabric?

one of the layers looks like text out of a book?

anyway they are lovely.

Elizabeth said...

I love that photo of your pretty picture window. I would so love to see your home and all the beautiful art that you've made throughout --

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I love your prayer flags, I still have mine. i thonk I'll string it on the barn for now....a nive welcome to the new house. xox

Caterina Giglio said...

put those socks away!! we might have weeks more of cold weather!! darling prayer flags they are wonderful..

Kim Mailhot said...

I love those flags too ! So gorgeous and full of Kim love.
Happy Spring Talented One ! (Leave that fall wish for a good long while ok ?!!!)

Ms. said...

late in reading this due to preoccupation with life issues, how glorious. Prayers! Just what's needed. Love to you.

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)

Karen Gerstenberger said...

I can see why everyone loves those prayer flags - they are fabulous.
Hand-knitted socks are beyond me, but I do admire them!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Snap ... I've been making some very primitive prayer flags out of some of my plant dyed scraps, they're nowhere near as pretty as yours though :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

They are all very beautiful! Have a great day. Tammy

Becca said...

Love the prayer flags and socks! I've got the crochet down, now I need to learn to knit! Hope you are enjoying this lovely weather!

Linda Jo said...

Love your prayer flags. I need to make more!!!