Thursday, February 24, 2011

A beautiful book ♥

I got this precious pearl of a book for my birthday; "Selbuvotten", a book about the iconic selbu mitten and its history.
The author Terri Shea has done profound research on the history of selbu knitting, and an amazing job with reconstructing over 30 old designs into beautiful mittens. I'm in awe.
The book is a wonderful gift to Norwegan knitting tradition, and should be passed on through generations.
When knitting these mittens, I am filled with a wonderful feeling of peacefulness and joy ♥.
Maybe because knitting is not only "knitting", with the old patterns you knit the soul of your ancestors into the clothing, and keep their spirit alive.
This is the English version:
And this is the Norwegian version:

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