The ruminations of an artist on art & life...art quilts, beading, knitting, drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking are all my passions, I love to explore creating....

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Alaska Rain Forest Booties

Here is a pic of some of the undergrowth outside my cabin door; this forest is very green and full of ferns and moss. This northern rain forest I am currently living in--THE TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST--was the inspiration for these baby booties...

Knit in hand dyed wool and brown angora...they are soft and fuzzy to keep tiny feet warm and comfy.

I have knit scores of booties from this pattern and all the Mom's tell me they love these baby booties because they are the only ones they have to stay on...the I-cord ties really do work.

"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ---Elizabeth Zimmerman

3 comments:

todayandeveryday said...

Well these are just way to cute and I can see how the rain forest inspiration spoke to you. Love the deep tone of brown, very fertile looking ;)
~dawn

gina said...

Those adorable booties look so comfy I want to put them on my feet. And it's 101 degrees here! Love the connection to the forest.

Poet said...

That's great work.