onsdag 11 maj 2011

Child Labour

You have no idea how BORING a weekend spent on an island in the Baltic sea can be. There is absolutely nothing to do. If you are 13, that is. I can assure you that I was fully occupied myself.
So I asked teenage daughter to take some photos for my blog. And she was so bored that she agreed to do it – and without charge.

Off she went to the jetty with my new Britta hat in tow.

She did a good job of taking photos, I think.

As you can see from the next picture my father in law has got the sail boat in place. It´s summer!

I´m knitting a new Britta hat in wool from Östergötlands ullspinneri. It´s my favourite Swedish yarn, very soft and the colours are beautiful.
But it has a slightly different gauge compared to Shetland yarn or Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Solids. Therefor I´ve had to change the pattern slightly – or the hat would end up more like a sack (which – admittedly – can be useful when you don´t want your mug on display).

Incidently there happen to be a new book about Östergötlands Ullspinneri, that Ulla-Karin (who runs the spinnery together with her husband Börje) has written – to celebrate the 30th anniversary. I was there at the book release and snapped a photo of Ulla-Karin and Ann at Anntorps Väv.

Another lovely addition to the knit book shelf!
But I seem to be making a habit out of going to book releases, don´t I?

Tomorrow I´m going somewhere very special. Dala Floda – where there will be a kind of knit- and embroidery camp for four days. Lots of work shops and visits to the local craft shop and Wåhlstedt´s wool spinnery have been planned by Anna-Karin Jobs Arnberg – here with cute daughter Emma in their Dala Floda costumes.

I hope to come back with something like this:

But if I do I will probably have bought it off someone. Embroidery is not my best discipline.

(The mitten belongs to my friend Eva-Karin)

3 kommentarer:

  1. Fina bilder, Elise! Ha det så härligt i Dala Floda, Johanne! Hälsa till Wålstedts från en praktikant anno 1963. Eller var det 62.
    Blir spännande att höra om hela evenemanget!
    Lycka till.

  2. Your daughter did a nice job with the photography.
    I'm looking forward to seeing your mitten. I love embroidered things, but I am not very good at it.

  3. Ja, jeg syns også at det var fine bilder og at jenta trenger sitt eget kamare for videre utvikling umiddelbart!
    Etter at jeg så de svenske jentenes setedals-og fanaboleroer er jeg blitt mer ydmyk i forhold til broderi. Og denne votten var jo bare helt utrolig vakker, oppdaget jeg (ja, jeg er litt sein på å oppdage nye ting. Sånn sett).
    PS, jeg blei nysgjerrig på vognteppet. Det er jo ikke bilder noe sted? Er det babyskaperne du holder det skjult for?