Sunday, May 22, 2011


Growth is the name of one of Lorna´s Laces colors and it is definitely what is going on in my garden right now. A pair of knitting needles are regrettably replaced with a pair of hedge shears. I used to be fond of gardening, but nowadays I prefer to enjoy my garden from a garden chair. Knitting. And watching everything grow. My plants, my grandchildren and my Loksins! Socks with a black and white border.
However, everything is growing almost out of control, especially the gout weed. The flower is one of my wild flower favorites and if I had no neighbors I would let it grow, eat the leaves and enjoy the inflorescence looking like white tulle.
Last time I went to visit my local museum I took some photos of old time knitting tools. Could I only replace rake and lawn mover with some of these old beauties.
On the wall hang to carved waulking boards.
They were used as engagement presents. The young man did not carve one himself. He went to a carver who had one in stock, and he carved the name of the bride of his choice and the year of the engagement. In return she sew him a wedding shirt or knit him a pair of socks.


  1. I didn't know that gout weed, or snow on the mountain, as they call it here, was edible. I will have to try it. And I agree, I love watching the garden grow. I don't mind working in it, it just takes up valuable knitting and reading time. I'll be glad when I can start eating the fruits of my labor, though.

  2. What wonderful things! You're lucky to live in a country that values it's knitting and needlework history!

    I love your Spring green socks too. :) You always make such lovely socks.

  3. Love the black and white border as well as the historical items...thank you!

  4. I'm using some Rowan Felted Tweed in Avocado just now, and it's that same juicy spring green as your socks - mouthwatering.

  5. Dear Mette,
    as always it is a great joy to read your blog entry! Thanks so much for sharing those beautiful historic tools!They are a bliss for the eye and I am convinced that working with them must be utter joy!

    Greetings from Germany


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