Monday, September 6, 2010
On the needles this week is the bike skirt and a sock.
And next Sunday I am going to:
Tekstile Højskoledage on the 10-12 September 2010 på Rødding Højskole. There will be workshops, lectures and stalls.
And a small exhibition and I have been invited to show some of the works I have already displayed on the blog. The black tie shawl from 1860, is originally from Sønder Hygum, not far from Rødding so I decided to exhibit it . However, when I steamed it over a pot of boiling water, it came too close to the hotplate and was burnt a little. I have tried to scratch it off and my DH cannot smell anything but wool, so I guess it is OK for displaying.
I thought the skirt was finished but when I soaked it, the bottom hem grew and I have to redo it. I should have decreased for the transition between stranded knitting and stockinette. However, I had changed neddle size from 4 to 3 mm and thought it was enough.
My father passes a milestone and he loves the vintage socks I have made, so here is one of my favorite from Knitting Vintage Socks, Gentleman´s Shooting Stockings, with Fluted Pattern from 1887. The original was meant to be worn with knickerbockers, over knees. Well, fortunately my father is not that old.