Today’s post is about knitting but it isn’t. Or, I could say that it isn’t about knitting but it is. Oh, let’s just get on with it.
You probably know, because I’m sure I’ve mentioned it a few times, that I’m involved with Postcrossing, a world wide postcard exchange. If you’re not familiar with it, do check it out; it’s a lot of fun! Anyway, this week I received the perfect postcard, from one knitter to another. I just had to share here, because even though I’ve already posted about it on my Postcrossing blog (It Only Takes a Stamp), it’s about knitting.
Is this not the perfect card for one knitter to send another? The mittens, according to Pirkko, the sender, are “provincial mittens from Finland”. Pirkko has four grandchildren and both knits and crochets. She also makes bobbin lace and tats, neither of which I know how to do.
Check out the inside out mitten in the second column from the left! Threads have been left hanging; I assume that would provide a little more warmth. Isn’t this the perfect inspirational card for any knitter? I can definitely see myself referring to this postcard for inspiration for a long time to come.
I’ve been trying to decide which pair of mittens I like the most but I just can’t. I really like the one at the top right but I also like the mate of the inside out mitten; and then there’s the subtle colour work of the one at the bottom left. What about you? Is there one that particularly jumps out at you?
Speaking of knitting, there’s been absolutely none happening around here this past week. It’s been a busy one around here. John’s boss was here for a few nights, then my daughter arrived for two nights. I won’t say much about her visit at this point except to say that it was wonderful to be able to spend some mother/daughter time with her, short as her visit was.
Now that things have settled down again, though, I’m hoping to get those needles clicking furiously!