“Bonjour!”, March 2011 – $250 (SOLD)
Wool, polyester, wood, metal.
Dimensions (inches): 8″ high x 10″ wide x 6″ deep – with handset on hook
Dimensions (cms): 21.5cm high x 25.5cm wide x 15cm deep - with handset on hook
“Bonjour!” was featured on Frankie Magazine Online.
Here are some amazing people that were featured on my blog with “Bonjour!”.
I wanted to make something great. Something that was a bit more grown up than my smaller plush pieces, and knitted toys in the past. One day I saw a french vintage telephone while shopping on Etsy and I wanted it immediately. I thought it would be pretty cool if I could knit a replica. A few days later I bought the french rotary phone and I was determined to transform it into a piece of art.
The creation of “Bonjour!” was a very long process of trial and error. Messing with different numbers of stitches to get the sizing right without a pattern, and learning how to crochet at the same time didn’t help either. I initially knitted the base of the phone and had many problems with the shape of it. There were a lot of obvious holes where I increased and decreased the number of stitches. It was rather messy and I didn’t like the look of it at all. After a few days of working on the base, I got fed up with it and so I moved onto the handset. As I crocheted the long tube for the handset, I thought that it looked very neat and gave the handset more structure, more stability. I then decided that I would crochet the base of the phone, and I’m glad that I made that decision. It turned out great. All up it took me about 3 months of on and off knitting and crocheting. I needed a break every time I came across a part that I struggled with and couldn’t figure out how to make the shape of a particular component.
The finished piece was truly rewarding in the end. I learned how to manipulate the yarn and create any structure just based off a model.