Thursday, 14 January 2021

Knitting Puzzles Me


Well, not literally. Or - maybe how cables are created just by moving stitches around. That is really amazing. 

In a really stressful period I discovered jigsaw puzzles. I started out with 1.000 pieces. No need to be a chicken - or a cat for that matter. LOL! 

You can see the first puzzle here. It is totally absorbing to puzzle and I forget everything else. 

In addition to create with small pieces and see a wonderful image emerge from the pile of what seems hopeless, you empty the brain from all worries. 
Work in progress - 1.000 pieces and one cat.  

I have had this cat image lying around for quite some time. Now was the time to piece it together. 

It is like life: Sometimes I wonder about the hardship. Sometimes I wonder about the joy and wonderful things. Does it make sense? I found that every piece has its place. If it is dark or colorful, if it is a mix of everything. If one piece is missing the whole puzzle is not complete.

At the end this wonderful image comes together from all those tiny pieces. Like a whole life put together.

Enogh of that. The puzzle is from Heye and is called 9 Lives. If you want to give it a go.

I have the hardest time taking my puzzles apart. All that joyful puzzling. And I love the images of them - would not puzzle them otherwise. They end up in frames - there is a slight chance of not getting enough walls if this continues. LOL!

I puzzle them on the rabbet of the frame so I don't have to move it when it is finished. 

I had actually no idea where to put the 9 Lives. But it ended up next to my scarves. I think it looks fantastic colorful and it makes me happy before I go out and when I get in. The Dot The I scarf and Lifelines are both free pattern you can download here.

How do you to put your mind at rest? What do you find joyful in everyday life?

There is not one blade of grass, there is no color 
in this world that is not intended to make men rejoice 
John Calvin
Fresh air, bright colors and a coffee with some nice chocolate - it brings joy for many days. This photo is from when I knitted my scarf Dot The I in fun colors. You can see more here


 

8 comments:

  1. The puzzle and scarves are lovely.
    Mind at rest? I like to play online jigsaw puzzles at jigsawexplorer dot com. The website is the nicest, and has the best puzzle area.

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    1. Thank you so much❤️ How interesting. I will
      have to check that out now🧩🥰 Thank you for telling me😍

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  2. I When I learned how to knit cables it was such an amazing thing-especially when it really isn't that hard! We have a puzzle we're trying to finish-so far it is very hard...it may be on the table all winter! Love the colors in your photos.

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    1. Thank you so much Debra❤️ Cable knitting is pure magic and as you say much easier than expected. How wonderful with your puzzle. Just let it take the time it takes. No rush is needed. Enjoy it. Hope you post it. Would love to see it🥰💜

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  3. Your cat puzzles are so darn cool! I love the both you have shown us! I would be framing them too! And, speaking of cool, you know how much I love your boots and scarves!! A+++ How do I put my mind at rest? I started to dance again! Yep, I just turn up the music and wiggle! LOL! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Stacy❤️ What a wonderful thing to do. I can almost see you dancing the crow dance. Bless your heart 💜❤️✨

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  4. Fantastisk! Puslespillet var helt deg! :-) Happy Knitting!

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