Monday, June 29, 2015

A pair of socks perfect for colder days and pictures from a short travel

We have had perfect days for sock knitting .Perfect also when you need to relax and play with colours.The last pair I did is made in Regia,Design Line by Arne and Carlos,in colour 03657 and a blue Fabel from my stash.I used needles 2.5.As I only had one skein of Regia I had to find out how to get a pair of socks and I'm satisfied with the result.
On the way to grandmother we made a stop at Jokkfall,a fall in the river of Kalix.Here we could see people fishing salmons.A beautiful place to take time to rest a little too.
Near her house, every year at the Midsummer time ,we can see those beautiful yellow flowers.Then we know the summer is coming. Wish you all a nice day.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Midsummer

Slowly the flowers are coming and with them the warmer summer days.The photo is taken in the little forest near us where we also can pick berries in the end of July and during August. A new embroidery in "Blekingesöm" is on the way.This is going to be a little sampler with common patterns on.Only 25cm x 25 cm.Linen fabric and linen yarn.A perfect embroidery for the weekend. Wish you all a lovely Midsummer,the time when we have nearly no darkness.Then it turns to darker seasons but slowly.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Dala-Floda and Embroidery

On the course in Dala-Floda we also learnt a little about wool embroidery,mostly with lovely flowers in strong colours.You can find them on the folk art clothes ,both onclothes for women and men.We could learn how to do the best stitches and where to start.Hard work.I also could see that different yarns were more or less useful or more kind for us who were newbees.But what wonderful embroidery houres we had.The days were to short. On this blog you can find(only in swedish) pictures and so on about knitting and embroidery,also on mittens Here you can see a postcard I bought and how the embroidery also looks like
What a great day this was too.Hopefully I'm going on next yearwith this too.There are so many thing to enjoy and to learn.My second goal for the rest of 2015 is to do some more embroideries in wool As you all can see I have a lot to learn before I'm doing this embroidery very well but I never give up.