January 16, 2013

motion (1)


Today snow and clear blue sky
ideal for a winter walk with camera
I have experimented with motion
and happy with the result!

January 10, 2013

January 09, 2013

lovikka

A few years ago I knitted these Lovikka mittens.
The thumbs of the mittens were worn 
and recently I have re-knitted the thumbs.
I hope the weather will be colder so I can wear the mittens!
The mittens are named after a village in Sweden Lovikka.
Read the history of the Lovikka mittens here

January 08, 2013

January 04, 2013

knit from Peru


 small woolen knit & felt bag from Peru
gift of a friend years ago

here some colorful photo's by Tina Manley.
Close-up of the hands of an elderly Quechua man from the village of Chinchero as he knits a complicated pattern in alpaca wool using four knitting needles at the Sunday market in the Sacred Valley of Peru.

January 03, 2013

anatolian socks

As a lover of traditional knitted patterns I have a small collection of knits. These Anatolian socks I found in Turkey. Wool is the raw material of socks, with traditional dyes extracted from roots, barks, alum, leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds and insects. Their motifs and colors are like a silent language. Each sock has a name and a district. Variations of the arrangements or motifs are made ​​accordion thing to the age, marital status, identity and position of the one to wear them. 
Unfortunately I do not know the meaning of the pattern of my socks.
I do know that they are beautiful.

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