Saturday, March 27, 2010

Back to Traditions

Here's my latest custom order, a cardigan for an american girl doll. I have been thinking of knitting in a new level lately, thinking about what kind of fascinating objects can be manufactured by knitting. And at the same time, I am feeling tired of always trying to find new perspectives and new solutions. This must have something to do with my day job where I design services and develop concepts behind them - full time problem solving that is.
Sometimes it is good to take a step back. In this cardigan my goal was to develop something very traditional and Scandinavian in a new way. It is called winter storm and I tried to create a scenery of a little village surrounded by a snow storm. Talking about problem solving, this cardigan really required constant calculation of stitches and patterns. I am pleased with the result, but now I really need to start one project that is totally mindless. It is like taking 20 steps back to have that relaxed feeling about knitting again!

6 comments:

Monika said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!

Päivi Eerola said...

Thank you, Monika!

Maahiska said...

hanuus mitä sinulla olikaan täällä - pitkästä aikaa tulin kurkistamaan. Onko noi sinun pikkupussukat neulottu/virkattu? oletko tehnyt kinnasneulapussukoita?

Päivi Eerola said...

Maahiska, pikkupussukoissa on yhdistetty virkkausta, neulontaa ja kangasta. Joskus myös nauhoja ja kirjontaa. En ole tehnyt koskaan mitään kinnasneulatekniikalla, mutta joskus olisi kiva kokeilla! --- My folk bags combine knitting, crocehting and fabrics. Sometimes I also use ribbons and hand embroidery. Maahiska asked if I had ever done anything with nalbindin. No I have not but it would be interesting to learn. More information about this technique http://sites.google.com/site/neulakinnas/

juuli said...

Joskus tuntuu hyvältä olla hidas. Tehokkuus on liiaksi itseisarvo.
Tykkään sun väreistäsi tosi paljon!
juuli
heles-inki.vuodatus.net

Päivi Eerola said...

Juuli,näin on, ihan hyvä edetä harkiten välillä. Kiva, että tykkäät samoista väreistä! --- Sometimes making things slowly feels really good. Thanks for compliments on colors!