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August 25, 2005

Hang The Knitting

alt_here During my vacation journeys I was lucky enough to spend a morning with nona-friend-the-oldest.  In her home, a Japanese noren graced the doorway of each bedroom.  If you've never seen a noren, they are patterned or embroidered fabric, which are hung from the top of a doorway  -- providing both privacy and an invitaion to enter. 

Now my friends, why don't we knitters create more things to hang?  Think what beautiful hangings we could make for the wall, the window, or the doorway.  Think of the light shining through and the texture to display!  I'm inspired to knit a noren.  Are you inspired to knit something to hang? 

While on the topic of Japan, is anyone else hooked on the Sudoku puzzles?

August 25, 2005 in Knitting as Art | Permalink


Sudoku calls to me at night!

Posted by: Christina | Aug 26, 2005 12:54:22 AM

completely hooked!

Posted by: erin | Aug 26, 2005 5:02:52 AM

Oh Sudoku, how I love thee!

Posted by: Melinda | Aug 26, 2005 5:41:19 AM

I blogged all about Soduko a few weeks ago. Hopelessly addicted to it!

Posted by: Liz | Aug 26, 2005 5:47:47 AM

I never try hanging my knitting because I worry about it streeeeeetching out too much from the sheer weight. Little, lacy curtains, maybe, but anything heavier? Too worrying!

Posted by: Deb | Aug 26, 2005 6:40:30 AM

I wish I had never found websudoku.com. When I'm having trouble concentrating on something, I think to myself, "Oh, I'll just play one easy game, and that will get me out of this rut." 45 minutes (and a couple of evil level puzzles later), and I'm cursing the thing. Argh!

Posted by: Lynn | Aug 26, 2005 7:05:24 AM

Well I'd never heard of those puzzles before, but I have a feeling I'm about to become addicted!

Posted by: Vicki | Aug 26, 2005 7:43:48 AM

Oh my cat would LOVE that, knitting he can climb all the way to the ceiling!

Posted by: Cathy | Aug 26, 2005 8:13:27 AM

I think we're all trying to forget the days of fiber arts wall hangings and haven't overcome the horrors yet. I am fully in support of designing beautiful, sophisticated, modern knitted art for the home and think it could be the next wave of the new knitting revolution, since we've progressed through My First Sweater, socks and kids' stuff, and now lacy shawls.

Posted by: Daphne | Aug 26, 2005 8:24:36 AM

Oh no, I'd never seen that and I'm sure it will be an addict shortly.

Posted by: Purly Whites | Aug 26, 2005 10:13:15 AM

I can't put the knitting down log enough to do these but my daughter spends hours doing these on the beach

Posted by: Janine | Aug 26, 2005 1:12:59 PM

Yessss... must do Sudoku....

Posted by: Karma | Aug 26, 2005 4:37:19 PM

Me!! I'm just recently hooked to sudoku ;)

Posted by: yuvi | Aug 30, 2005 10:38:31 PM

Same here - I can't seem to stop printing out puzzles to work on - and now I'm hooked totally on killer sudoku!

Posted by: Kathleen in Forchheim | Sep 10, 2005 10:41:07 AM

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