Saturday, January 30, 2010
Latvian (fingerless) mittens
I borrowed Veronik Avery´s "Knitting classic style" from the library and fell in love...
There are a lot of nice things in this book and my first project is the fingerless mittens that I make into full mittens. It´s strange going through the pictures becourse I think it´s the first time I´m knitting something from a book in the "correct" colors.
I have a huge stash of basic 2 stranded wool in a lot of colors and the cuff here does not take many yards...
The body of the mitten will be very warm due to the stranded tread on the back and the colors are suprisingly strong and beautiful. I´m not much of a fair isle knitter but this is fun. I already ordered one mor book from the library on russian mittens. We have a swedish tradition on knitting mittens to and I have very nice patterns from the island of Gotland that I might bring out.
I´m graduating from school on wednesday this week and are going on vacation thursday friday and I´m going to spend both days in Copenhagen, doing some shopping, and visit an exebition at the castle there danish designers show work influensed by Queen Margerete´s clothes. The photo of the webpage looks very promising take a look here There´s a link at the end of the page to the photos.
At this museum that is at the royal castle there´s an entrance fee of 60 dkr and also an additional fee of 20 dcr if you want to take pictures... I never seen this before.