Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Navigation, knitting ideas and creative sweaters

No, it is not a map to navigate around (but one great painting of Johan Mauritzson). I have been on my sailing course, to learn how to navigate in the Stockholm archepelago. How to know where you are at sea, where you are going, Kind of fun. Then we get into the map - 20 000 islands, and how do understand the different sea markings. Badam (Explosion in my head) and I get two great knitting ideas... First of course, to take the colour scheme of my brothers paínting, (this, or the horses below....) and then knit and embroyder the motif. And the other is obvious, why not knit all the see markings? What a great sweater to keep me remeber all the different green to the righ and red (sleeve) to the left, north of the island, yby (which means yellow, black ,yellow, and means you should go west of the mark (not to hit something)...etc byb, Latitude, deviation, magnietic, Longitude.... and of course the alphabet, to use the VHF radio, Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo....Maybe in a sign if it denotes something, like Delta would be the Greek delta sign, and Whiskey is a bottle.etc... So you have colours, signs, and curiosities to knit. Maybe it is more than one sweater so it is not too busy. One with each breast as a islet (hehe) or sunken rock, which is a + with a dot in each corner on the map...
.... Or maybe a good sweater on the sea would be the actual map knitted, with your harbour of the sailing boat and a nice route layed out. Well, my problem has never been what to knit, but to actually stick with the idea long enough to work it through to have it knitted. I have not problem of filling a magazine with designs. I just need someone to knit them. That has always been my dream, to be a designer. And if I was superrich, I would design sweater, furniture, interiors, tools, everyday artifacts, cars, lamps, switches and curtains, and pillows, and blankets... Well. Dream on honey. Meanwhile I'm thinking of my sea sweaters, a lighthouse sweater. That could be cool too hmm... (Yes, still on that sleeve on the enterlac!)

1 comment:

Me said...

I just discovered your blog via the netring of Euroknits, and I am stunned by the beauty of your knitting! (and I love those paintings you posted).

And I miss Stockholm, I really liked it, and one of my best friends live there...