Friday, December 18, 2009

The knitted garden

While I was browsing around Joann Fabrics the other day, I came upon this book called Jan Messent's Knitted Gardens. I was charmed and even went as far as suggesting it to my family as a possible Christmas gift for moi.

This is the kind of thing that totally captures my attention but unfortunately I doubt I have the attention span or patience to actually do any of this, but a girl can daydream, can't she?



Just look at those monks tending their cabbages! Aren't they adorable?

You can find more pictures from the book here. Ms. Messent also has books on a knitted farmyard and enchanted castle. So sweet.

4 comments:

Carol said...

That is so darling, it almost makes me want to take up knitting, Barb! Minutely detailed things like that have always fascinated me, too...

Laura said...

Wow! I will have to show this to my Mom! If you do get the book for Christmas you don't have to actually knit stuff; you can just look through it and feel happy! Like I do with my cross-stitch charts!!!

Suzanne said...

How incredibly cute! You would definitely need a lot of patience to put this together. But I agree, it's nice to look.

Tammy said...

Wow, that is so cute! Unfortunately I don't have the patience for that one.