The time has come for me to finally release a new knitting pattern called Happy Fungi!
I wanted to knit a decorative garland for a while now but didn’t have any ideas, until one January morning me and my friend were having a walk in the woods. We noticed lots of fungi growing on tree trunks like miniature staircases, so we decided to call them faery steps. I had always been fascinated with various types of mushrooms: their shapes, colours, texture, differing sizes and properties, including their most important characteristic – they are the greatest recyclers of nature. I wanted to honour them somehow, so thought of experimenting through knitting.
Recently I had many memories come back to me from my childhood; one of them involved going mushroom picking deep in the forests of Lithuania with my family. I used to bring fly agarics to my parents and proudly present them, as if I had found the most astonishing things on this earth! They would just laugh and tell me not to eat them; I always felt sad for leaving them behind (I was never allowed to bring them home with me). I think amanitas were always my favourite because of their bright colours, patterned caps and tiny little skirts – I always imagined them to be extravagant, lady-like beings. It is not at all surprising that they became a part of my design. Interestingly they are also considered to facilitate the expansion of consciousness and awareness, for those who know how to prepare and consume them without being poisoned! Now with the assistance of this new pattern you can also decorate your house with magical rainbow coloured mushrooms, oh, just the thought makes me so excited! 🙂 I might make loads more myself, to create a curtain-like room divider, as I once did with my origami crane garlands.
I hope you like the pattern and have plenty of fun knitting the cute little fungi! Ursule ♥