The Nordiska museum here in Stockholm has made me disappointed before.
The textile department has so few knitted garments on exhibition that it is a disgrace.
Some examples of twined knitting.
Nothing too exciting. But maybe it´s just me.
This is as good as it gets. And I´ve seen better.
But all of a sudden there´s been a wind of change.
There are knit cafés at the museum on Wednesday evenings once a month. And they are good! Last Wednesday the girl in charge, called Kia, brought out a basket full of old swatches.
Some dating back to the 18th century:
It was like when Santa comes on Christmas Eve and opens his sack of gifts. Only better.
These socks were made on such tiny needles that they looked machine knit.
And this is an amazing Bohus mitten. What a lot of work with all those colours.
Don´t miss the next knit café on December, 1!
I hope they will keep this up next year. And if Santa is reading this I would also like to wish for a proper exhibition of some of the old knitted garments they have in their archives.
Ska vi inte starta ett upprop?
When it comes to my own knitting I´m still struggling with the same old, same old...