Perhaps it is more accurately called “trapunto;” nevertheless, it is fascinating to view ancient textiles and see how similar they are to today’s: This quilt is telling a story, just like many quilts that we make.
It is also interesting to see what is DIFFERENT: Check out these socks!
In Iceland, travelers are forced to walk through the duty-free gift shop if they are changing planes. I thought, “If they are making me walk through their store, I am allowed to take a few photos,” and I did.
A jacket I’ve seen before at the Desigual store (in Stockholm this time) caught my eye again, because I really want to make one like it.
I could remove sleeves from a thrift-store jean jacket, add sleeves from a thrift-store sweater, add some applique/embroidery–what do you think? I hope to post my own jacket here later this summer.
Of course I did some knitting–free ravelry pattern “Genmaicha” from Kate Gagnon Osborn. I used my own 50-g. ball of gradient yarn, colorway Blueberry; more is available in my shop. The little skein is what was leftover. Naturally if you started with the blue (instead of the pale green as I did), you would have more blue in the hat.
The hat is knit top-down. You need dpns and a circular of one size (to achieve 7 stitches per inch) and also a circular two sizes smaller for the ribbing. The author gives instructions for making the hat out of different colors of yarn; I just continued on with the same yarn. She also advises binding off with “Jeny’s Surprisingly-Stretchy Bind-Off,” which I did. I found these instructions for making a pom-pom; I made the 4.5 cm. size. I inflated a balloon to a circumference of 20 inches and blocked the hat over it.