You might say that is the nature of the human beings; they are made for movement. Our body is not satisfied to just stand still, even though that it will need to rest too.
A nice walk gives a lot of benefits. Fresh air, movement, and joy. And it is one of the best ways to think things through. Let your mind flow while walking.
Choose clothes after the weather and what makes you comfortable.
That was the thought behind the vest Boy. To have a garment that is both comfortable and warm enough.
Most knitters need to use markers when knitting. One of the easiest ways to do it is to use threads. They will give a lot of information while working. Here are some examples of the simplicity by using thread markers.
First, the threads will make you notice whenever there is time to stop for making an increase or a decrease, or something else you would like to be reminded of.
Second, the threads can help you to count rounds. Just put one end of the thread over to the other side of the work every time you reach the right number of rows.
Third, let the threads tell you which part of the work you have reached. One colour for the sides, one colour for midst back, and one for the beginning of the round.
Just find out what works best for you.
This bolero is an example of a knitting project where markers are needed at many points since it has fixed points for increases. For this knitting project you will need nine markers just for the body.
The lines in our lives are easier to see after they are made than along the road. Some of them looks like they were “meant to be”, while other lines were neither planned nor welcomed. Altogether they make the path of our lives and represent experiences that we can use in other situations.
This vest from Aud B is called Linjer. It is Norwegian and refers to the lines in a train track. The idea came one day Aud B was waiting for the tram, and she watched the beauty of the lines, and how similar they look knitted fabric where the technique garter is used.
One of the things many of us long the most for after the winter, is to see the trees turn green again, and all the leaves moving in the wind. Some of them different in shape, but still, they have a lot in common. Like the line in the middle, and the tip. The beauty of leaves!
A shrug inspired of the beauty of leaves
The design Shrug Leaf is obvious inspired of leaves. Each of the main parts has the line in the middle, and a tip. The main parts are knitted, and then they are assembled by crocheting. The crocheted part gives a little space and air between each leaf.
The shrug is fun to make, and very comfortable to wear.
Either you are conscious about it or not, you are sending signals to the world around you all the time. Some signals through body language, some through expressions and some through your clothing. Even though it is written a lot about this theme, it is still of interest. Probably because things change and do affect our behaviour and what is accepted or not. Advises from yesterday will have to be updated.
Signals through clothing have changed maybe more than the others over the years. Not always fast, but still a change.
Some of the traditional costumes in Norway show which of the women who was married or not. This “bunad” from Fana is an example. The unmarried girls should use blue ribbons, and the married ones should use green ribbons. Nowadays a wedding ring has the same function.
The April joke from The Norwegian Trekking Association in 2014 was made on this theme. For those who would take the traditional hiking tour in the mountains for the Easter, they recommended to where hats of different colours. Those who wanted to signal that they were in a relationship, should wear a red hat, and they who were single should wear a
green hat. If it of some reason was difficult to decide, they recommended wearing a yellow hat. People loved the idea and started practice it the very same Easter. This was the inspiration for the hat pattern Single Or Not from Aud B.
How much fun isn not it to work together with someone, who has a completely different way of thinking, and add new points of view to a subject?
When two people put their heads together, they will meet a task with their individual perspective and knowledge, even if they should have the same background in education and experience. Because there will always be some parts of their life that has been different, besides the distinctions between personalities.
It is indeed interesting to get to know another perspective, to see a task from a new angle. Very often it gives a wider view, and more opportunities for which solution to choose.
To cooperate on the knitted jacket Duo
To cooperate with a six-year-old, gives indeed some new angles. And whatever thoughts one might have about what is possible or not, they will have to be thought once again. Because a six-year-old will not leave a question open or accept something as a problem without being given a very good reason.
This jacket, Duo, is the result of cooperation between mother and son. He wanted both Superman and Batman on his jacket, and his mother thought that would be quite difficult to manage in a pattern for knitting. Her six-year-old insisted on how easy it would be, and draw the motives from his point of view, into a chart. Of course, the two superheroes on the jacket are not look-alike to the originals, but the six-year-old had made a motive he was happy with. And he had shown his mother a new angle to work on further with the design.
Crocheted squares are often called «granny squares». Probably because they often are used in blankets, worked by granny or somebody like her. To make one, you will have to crochet a great number of squares in a lot of different colours and put it all together. It is a very smart solution if you have too much left over of yarn. And most “crafting people” have.
A crocheted vest of granny squares
It was not really the granny squares which were the inspiration for the vest Squares, but some small coasters to put on the coffee table. Still, to put something like that together in a larger piece, will very soon bring one’s thoughts to granny. That is why it is exciting to make something that is similar, but still is very different, both in expression and shape.