Saturday, February 11, 2012

fascinated by knitting

Still lemon season
Lemon trees are still bearing fruit everywhere, so we're enjoying the local lemons. Sponge cake made with lemon zest is one favourite. Best enjoyed still warm together with a cup of plain black tea with honey and a lemon slice.

Sometimes I fascinate about the art of producing a knitted garment. The thing that fascinates me most is how little equipment is needed to produce something so functional. Some yarn and a pair of straight pegs. Of course the knitting time too is a relevant factor, probably best described by the art "More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid" by Mike Kelley (via billigt-garn, in Swedish). But that is a whole different chapter.

The cardigan I'm proudly presenting is the recently finished Atelier by knit pattern designer Heidi Kirrmaier. Knit in Madelinetosh's Pasmina, a beatiful hand coloured yarn in a merino, silk and cashmere mix. I enjoyed knitting with the yarn and really appreciated the geniousness of the pattern. As I run out of yarn, the pocket linings where partially knit with a contrasting yarn.


opportunityknits said...

Beautiful cardigan. The construction looks interesting and the yarn is lovely.
I'm having a honey and lemon drink now :)

Elena said...

Thanks. The cardi was a really welcome piece in the unusually chilly winter weather here.

Swantje said...

Hi Elena,
I love your pictures - I can smell the lemons and the sea! Swantje

Elena said...

Thank you Swantje. I wish I had more time photographing our new surroundings here. There's so much interesting that I would like to share on this little space.

angeeza said...

This cardigan is very beautiful !

Elena said...

Thank you angeeza. I was very inspired browsing through your blog this afternoon. You make such lovely things and I like that you are using various handicraft techniques such as sewing, knitting, pearls etc.