These look so lovely and cozy. I am a knitting dropout. I may be an artist, but when it comes to knitting I am all big, clumsy thumbs. I can't even get through a row without dropping stitches right and left. So I am a great admirer of those who can knit, and I can just imagine how delicious these mittens feel.
Thanks, Mary for sending the picture and the great story about your grandmother.
Carla noted in a comment on my last post that I didn't say how you can get your pictures to me for the contest. Just email me through my website here with your picture and story.
Last weekend I taught a PSU class, "The Helpmate and the Courtesan" at Mt. Hood Community College. I want to share the creative projects from this class. I'm always so impressed and moved by what students can do in these weekend classes. For some of them it was their first creative endeavor. The class covered the lives and work of 17th century Dutch painter, Judith Leyster, and Renaissance poet and courtesan, Veronica Franco.
Judith Leyster signed her paintings with this symbol. It includes her initials and a star, as her last name means "lodestar" in Dutch.
Judith Leyster's signature
own signature,in the spirit of Judith Leyster.
Sherry's mixed media piece for Veronica Franco