Thursday, October 15, 2009

Emily's green and orange bag/Emily's grünorange Tasche

My daughter Emily celebrated her 11th birthday today and she had asked me to make her a small bag in her favourite colours green-orange-and black.

I spun the wool, plied it with an orange thread, knitted it - except for the black edge and the strap, which are crocheted - and finally punched it with the embellisher (but only from the front side). I found a lovely flower button to suit it as well!

She had also asked for a scarf some time ago, so I crocheted it (with sock wool!) in the green and orange colour scheme as well ...

When she got it this afternoon, she was so happy and content and wore it the rest of the day - it's a wonderful thing to do something for her, as she appreciates it so very much ... I'm a very lucky mum!



I'm also knitting on my 'Stone Age Project' - I guess it's going to be a sweater when it's ready - although I've been thinking about doing a pullunder with loose sleeves to button on, too ... don't know yet. Nevertheless, it's a funny way spinning small amounts out of the raw wool, then winding it onto the niddy-noddy, washing it several times in hot soap water, drying, winding into balls, knitting - and spinning again ...

The wool turns out very soft, very natural, clean but with a tiny, tiny smell of sheep, which I must admit I love, if it's discrete enough ...



I've also found a gorgeous book, a bible for all knitters who want to work freely, not wanting to be bound by rigid knitting patterns and special yarns recommended but shaping their own personal sweaters:



And tomorrow Sara is coming ...!

(German summary: Meine Tochter Emily hat sich zu ihrem 11. Geburtstag eine von mir gemachte Tasche und einen Schal in ihren Lieblingsfarben gewünscht. Die Tasche ist hauptsächlich gestrickt - aus selbstgesponnener Wolle -, ein kleiner Teil gehäkelt, dann mit dem Embellisher gepuncht/verfilzt. Ich stricke auch an meinem Steinzeitpullover - d.h. ich spinne die Rohwolle direkt, so wie sie ist, dann erst wasche ich sie und stricke weiter ...)

5 comments:

ritarenata said...

schöne tasche.... herzliche gratulation zur grosse tochter.
das buch ist mir sehr sympatisch, und viel spass und freude dir und sara.
grüsschen, ri

Julie said...

I can feel the softness of the wool from your photographs :o) Your daughter should be delighted. Have fun with Sara.

pmhewitt said...

Happy Birthday Emily! what a lovely bag and scarf - lucky mum and lucky daughter I think :)
have fun with Sara.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations with your little girl. It is lovely to see what you have been doing and read about your love for wool. Found the book of Solveig Hisdal in the library and you were right, it is a wonderful book to explore.
Have fun with Sara, but I know you do. See you soon.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank you so much for your nice comments! It's such a pleasure having you around!