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

Thursday, March 30, 2006

It is hard work to blog almost every day (just missed wednesday!) but this is like wednesday. Sex in the City on TV, the gambling trip. And it is really sad. When Carrie sits alone eating mints, and then goes and spends her 1000 USD. So much yarn! But who knits in the Jet? hihi....knit one purl two will never be the same! But they find each other on the bus back home. Think to have girlfriends like that. Well, I'm amazed that someone published the wonderful Latvian mitten patterns on the web: Check this out: http://www.liis.lv/majtur/darbmac/raksti.htm
And another confession to visitors. NO, I have not knitted all items in the pictures on my blog. No, I cannot take credit for that. I just felt desperate occasionally when all my pictures are so blurry and dark, so I had to take some from the time when the camera was better working. I remember it broke down in Tartu Museum in Estonia, sigh...But I keep taking pictures of great knitting stuff. Just for inspirations.
This is how my own pictures look like. Dark, - but yes my ONE latvian mitten. Need to find yarn to finish the other and Visjö is not fast to come by! So, My favorite horse painting from my dear brother Johan. I think this painting was the first my dear hubby saw when entering my flat that evening more than 12 years ago, my brother have repainted it, "brushing" the colors up, making it brighter and not so busy. Today I was in Västerås. Busy, but knitted on my RYC Cotton angora from the new nr 11 summer. Bridget? Fairy? something in lime green..It is just knit 2 purl two for 13 cm, (of course already reworked Rowan pattern) adding two sizes (are only models knitting in UK?) and reworking it to Circular needels (why don't they see the ease of no seems?) Well, time for bed.

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!)

Monday, March 27, 2006

Silent spring, silent knit, Hoya bloom, dammdida..

(Sing the title to silent night... and you get the mood). It is a Hoya blooming, the sunny sunday.. but today it is gloomy monday.
Lovely husband, lovely planning (going to Shanghai! - and good yarnshopping there?), terrible weather.
Work, work, write, write...Too much blogging... and to little knitting. But, more good art...(where IS the knitting!!) More new stuff, NOW! I hope you faithful knitting, spinning fiber addicts do not give up on me. Ill be back!

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Entrelac and Johan Mauritzson's Art!

So, this is the progress on my enterlac. I succeeded in finishing the neck, and I'm almost done with one sleeve. I do not want to work, I just want to knit! But it is a very time-consuming knit. You turn and turn and have to count stiches. And occasionally (like assembling the neck) was really tricky! It is a beautiful sunday, sun is shining, but still lots of snow, and ice.. but dripping. I just got the flash the work of my fantastic brother - a swedish artist - Johan Mauritzon (Käckelbäcksmon), artschool trained, teacher at an art school i Sundsvall (KOMS),with lots and lots of exhibitions behind. He is just fantastic, so you will definitely see some pictures of him. Do you like the horse mirror image in the lake. Also, these colours is just how I feel, blue and lime... I note some purple pink there...hmmm....I was really into horses when I was younger. Have had 4 of them. Three competion ponys, and one swedish halfblood. With mixed success. After 23 years of horses, I decided not to have stable boy's - (the horse was always my nr1 love), so I found my beloved instead (I do not regret it!) Another reason is - horse competions was all about having money ( buying great horses) - or getting lucky. I was neither!