Sunday, March 6, 2011

World in Color

Last Sunday was my last chance to see Kaffe Fassets´ works at Silkeborg Museum, home of the Tollundman, a bog body from early Iron Age. He has his own webside here. We paid him a short visit and walked the 20 meters from the dark bog colors directly into the Kaffe Fassett colorful world.
His jackets are gorgeous, however, I adore his textiles for the home. This counterpane almost took my breath.

I sat down for 10 minutes to watch a video in which Kaffe Fassett, on a trip to Vietnam, tells how he is inspired by patterns and colors. It opened my eyes and during the last week I have appreciated pattern and colors in my surroundings so much more.
This is my curly kale in the snow. Still growing fresh leaves for the green sprinkling, topping my bread and fried egg.
And here is all my bedding out for some fresh air.
And here is the weather forecast.
On the needles this week was a pair of socks for the 9-year-old granddaughter. 
From time to time someone asks me why I bother to work time-consuming knitting details. Why not just go for a vanilla sock? Here is why.
- The first row is worked like this for a more elastic cast on edge: *knit 2tog, stall- don´t let the stitch off the left needle, knit the first stitch again, slip both stitches. Repeat from*
- The 1x1 ribbing is: knit one in the back leg, purl. For a more elastic ribbing.
-The lace patterns. This simple lace pattern makes the sock cling to the foot like the young monkey to his mum, and you do not have to heave it from the toe of your boot every 5 minute. With only 56 stitches, I skipped the first and the 16th stitch and row 8 and 9.
-The slip stitch heel pattern is for more durability. In this case the stitches are staggered because I think it is cute for a girl´s sock.
Needle size: 2,25 mm


  1. Oh what lovely photos. I saw a Kaffe Fasset exhibit at our local art museum about 6 years ago and never wanted to leave. I envy your kale, we are still buried under snow and expect more tonight. Will I ever see my garden again?

  2. I heard Kaffe speak once but didn't see any significant work to compare with the exhibit you saw...yes...breathtaking!


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