Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's my birthday month...

I was recently given a lovely, possibly out-of-print, Kaffe Fassett knitting book. As I was looking through it and finding inspiration for both knitting and quilting, I came across these photos of a much younger Kaffe. I thought you may find them as interesting as I do.



I don't think there are any patterns in this book that I would use as they are a bit out-dated, but the knitting designs are incredible and I can see the inspiration for his later fabric designs.

I also received this great quilting/sewing tool at the same time. It's a Gingher Seam Ripper. Can I just say that I've put it to the test and it passes with flying colors! Wow...I love this tool!


10 comments:

Merete said...

He is a good-looking guy! In the beginning (some years ago..... ;o)) it was his knitting patterns that attracted my attention. I even knitted one of his jackets some time, but it took long time to knit - lots of colours and patterns. Sadly I dont know where it is now.
Merete

Rafael's Mum said...

Happy birthday Terri! So does that make you an aquarius too?

thanks for the Kaffe photos. If you hadn't said i would not have recognised him! (in the sweater that is.. the studio environment is so 'Kaffe' that would have been a dead giveaway!).

I also remember the knitting days but more the kits and the knitting than the face behind it.

MichelleB said...

What a handsome man! Where did you find that seam ripper? I love gadgets - I'm definitely going to have to try one of those. Especially as much as I use a seam ripper!

Sally said...

Wow. Handsome man, and he still is. Seam ripper looks interesting. Checked the price of it--kind of pricey, but I'm glad you like it. Sally

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Terri! love the Kaffe pictures...he is blinking handsome! Can't decide if i like the dark hair though! he reminds me of Pablo Picasso in the 2nd pic! what fun!
have fun with your seam ripper, hope you don't need it much!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Birthday month Terri!!
I've never seen or heard of the Ginger seam ripper, but I don't get out much. I'll have to check it out - it seams to be a tool that I'm always using!!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday Month!

Great photos! He's handsome enough to have been a runway model!

I've never seen the seam ripper before. Do you like it better than the traditional seam rippers?

Vivian said...

Happy birthday month, Terri.

I believe I could comfortably use the word "hunk" in a sentence about the guy in those photos. I doubt I could have identified him without the name, but I can see it now. He's definitely a guy I'd turn pages to look at again.

Jackie said...

Yay, it's your birthday!! I think you need to do some celebrating. I am sitting here right now with my mouth hanging open, is that really young Kaffe??? Wow, unbelievable.

Diane J. Evans said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Kaffe looks like a teenager in these photos! I have some of his older knitting books, as well -- interesting how much our knitting tastes correlate with our quilting tastes. Hard to separate the two!

Diane