Friday, April 21, 2017

December 2016 Japan

December 23 our second little grandchild was born and I had the chance to meet her a few days before I had to go back to Sweden.Her name is Clara.What a happiness.Hopefully they are visiting us in July.

In the end of my visit we were visiting this store where you could buy wool and you could learn how to spin yarn.A heaven for a spinner but I'not yet there.

You can find information on As you can see they have contact with Sweden and they have travels to Sweden too.Many thanks to Ulla-Karin on who was the one who gave me this adress.

In this part of Tokyo,I think it's called Kichijoji,we found a little place where you could buy small items,yes small items .Kawai.Very near the woolshop "ananda".We also saw people waiting for the chance to eat something,maybe a pizza.The place where you could it this is very small too

Yes Mumin is popular in Japan.No we didn't wait for a chance to eat but it seemed to be a cute and nice place.

Mittens in April

Dear all

Our workshops in different pattern traditions in Sweden have ended.6 weekends  from September 2016 to April 2017 filled with inspirations ,pattern,yarns,needles,knitting and a lot of knitting chats.Wonderful weekend in Stockholmon Handarbetets vänner on Djurgården.
The mittens in to the left is i reconstruction of a pair of mittens I'v got from a very good knitter and she also made other handicrafts.A women who tried to earn money both as a farmer and a handicraft women.I think it could have been about 1968 or so.The pattern is a combination of different small patterns.The colours she used was red,blue and yellow.These colours were also,still are popular among the lapplanders when they are doing mittens for special situations.It can also be green colours.
When you are looking at folkart costumes you find some of these colours and maybe other too .

The white one is also made in wool,Per Gynt, and in a little lace pattern.Really so nice to knit.These mittens are also made more for special situations