I’be been wanting of one of these things for a long time. I unravel my knitting quite often if I’m not happy with it, and it’s really difficult to make good hanks without one.
This is a “härvel” in Swedish
Luckily for me, one of my friends, Maria, happened to have one she no longer needed (well, she had at least three), so I bought it!
I have no idea what this contraption is called in English. A coiling machine, perhaps? If you know the correct term for it, please let me know!
It’s so pretty! And blue!
I wonder who made it and who used it
And it’s from 1865.
This is my time of year. I can’t even begin to explain how much I love autumn. I’ll show you some photos I took today during my lunch break. I work in a truly beautiful part of Stockholm.
Leaves are turning
The grass is still very green
This is what I’m working on right now; a pair of striped mittens. I haven’t finished the aran jumper yet, but inspiration took over when I watched Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland a few weeks ago and I had to cast on for a new project. Alice was wearing a pair of sheer striped half-mitts and I just had to make something that reminded me of those. Mine will turn in to much more solid wooly mittens instead, I have very little use for half-mitts and I prefer wool to gauzy fabric. And these mittens will remind me of other Tim Burton movies as well, stripes are a common feature in his world as you probably know.
I picked out some yarn I already had in my stash, I’m quite certain I used both these shades of grey when I knit these gloves many years ago.
The view from my window at work
I have an almost pathological urge to pick up chestnuts when I find them. I try to refrain myself, but it’s difficult.
I hope for a long autumn filled with woolly mittens, hats and scarves.