Saturday, February 11, 2012
fascinated by knitting
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.