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Knitting's for the birds

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Many days of the week as I walk through SoHo to get a cup of coffee I often stop and stare through the window of Purl, the fabulous knitting shop. And while the women, yes, they’re almost always women in there, shop for yarns and quilting fabrics I cannot help but become envious of their ability to create home fashions from scratch. I wished I had the patience.

Then the other day I was reading Apartment Therapy and noticed these adorable Charley Harper needlepoint canvases. Harper is one of my favorite Modern artists, famous for his unique, graphic images of wildlife. This may be just the kick in the butt I need to get all grandma on you and start knitting.