Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Stitchery and Laughs

Here are some more knitted and quilted wonders from Better Homes and Gardens' Stitchery and Crafts.

These quilted beauties for your boudoir display all the colors that matter. The copy on the page concedes that there is no color scheme or actual design to the various quilted accoutrements. So you can have full control over your vanity stool cover and swing chair cushion!

'In the past, creative knitting was limited by the scarcity of yarn,' says the book. Lucky for us all, the yarn boom of the 1960s and 70s made it possible for amateur knitters and crocheters everywhere to blanket the world in knitted covers and crocheted mats.. and crocheted cushions and knitted pouches. These days, everything rightfully belongs hidden underneath a tastefully crafted cover. Just think of all those ingenious toilet paper holders! This page has some pillows that look like they were made from some pretty nice sweaters and some knitted placemats and chair cushions made from Cliff Huxtable's sweaters.

This is, apparently, a picture of the interior of a new age-y center. Maybe this is a room where you go to recharge the balance of your life force. I think there is some sort of spiritual significance to the placement of the plants. The knitted pieces on this page include a dust-attracting wall scarf (or, perhaps someone is knitting a scarf for an elephant) and a blanket for the chic swing chair. I'm not sure what the appeal of the swing chair was. Is it because it kind of resembles a cracked eggshell, and curling up in it evokes memories of a fetal state? If so, that's pretty new age-y.


Anonymous said...

If you listen closely, you can hear the acrylic yarn squeak on the needles. (Or crochet hook.)

Maria said...

Ahhh, it's like nails on a chalkboard!!