I love this poem, and the old-fashioned script is beautiful. Your post is wonderful.
Erm, excuse me?.........is this the person who can't knit??????!!!!!!! What a beautiful cushion E! The inspiration for it is lovely to read too. Something tells me that there will be a lot more knitting from now on?B x
Hmmm I wish I too could not knit! Soooo yummy, love the cushion.
i just love that cushion and i think i'd like to try one i have loads of wool so shouldn't be a problem. just loving those coloursxx
Oh my word. Sometimes a thing becomes all the more beautiful for having the smallest bit of understanding about how it came to pass.Missed you on Thursday.
I love the connection between the poem and your knitted project. What a wonderful way to look for inspiration. I may need to go home and dig out my Coleridge. Watch out, world. A Kubla Khan throw pillow is coming your way.
I LOVE that pillow!!
Beautiful post....even your knitting needles are beautiful. And your handwriting:)
Love the colorful puzzle. People find their inspirations in so many different ways.
Wonderful! A knitted cushion inspired by a poem. I thought you were making a patchwork quilt at first, but I cushion is better! I have so enjoyed your posts this week. x
I think your design inspired by the poem and research is a lovely idea, and the outcome is beautiful!
Beautiful handwriting. And you can knit. You're going to need more labels in your sidebar.
Thank you all so much for your lovely comments today and during the rest of this past week. I must come clean about the handwriting in this post though - it's not my own. Would that it were! After playing with the vintage library card-maker on which to put the brief given for each day of this week I wondered what other similar websites might be out there and found the "vintage mail maker" on which you can send any letter you like in a selection of old-fashioned scripts. There is an email option which I used for the princely sum of only 99c (64p) to generate the text of the poem. Someone less technically feeble than me would have managed to play with the html code which they provide with the text and embed it in the post but that was beyond me so I printed the page off, scanned it and reinstalled the sepia look which seemed to get lost in the printing and cropped it like any other image before importing it. If you live in the US they will send a hard copy through the mail. The knitting has been a huge learn this last week - but stressful though it has been in patches - you would not believe the stress levels caused by stitch-dropping without any idea of how to retrieve other than unravel and go back to casting on all over again - it's rather addictive so yes I can't quite say that I am no longer a knitter! But I need guidance for the retrieval of dropped stitches as a matter of urgency for the sake of the sanity of the whole household!!Happy weekend everyone - hope you enjoy the final two posts to come for this week!Elizabeth xx
The cushion is divine! I have so enjoyed your posts this week. Thank you for taking us a long for the ride! The note book you are using for your notes I currently have as my 'commonplace' book. It is a grand little thing.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me at Mrs TT's and comment. I love to read what you write.