Jeg har fått ferdig sjalet Irmelie. Det ligger nå til blokking og tørk. Jeg har strikket i Abuelita lace, et garn jeg fikk i adventskalenderen min for noen år siden. Jeg er veldig fornøyd med fasongen på sjalet. Det buer litt, og faller fint rundt halsen.
In one of the Norwegian papers there's now a discussion about knitting. One journalist wrote a book review about all the knitting books out on the market now. I didn't read everything, but he seems to think that the number of knitting books is a resault of women's lack of creativity and lack of a community among knitters. He also seems to think knitting means the women idols are set back in time when women stayed at home while men worked. I think he's wrong. I think the number of knitting books being published is a resault of all the creativity in the knitting community and the need to create even more. I think the publishers make books that sell, and right now a lot of people are knitting so they publish a lot of knitting books. I think knitting is popular since it's the opposite of the stressfull day, something we do to stress down and relax, to create something and it doesn't necessarily make women to go back in time or make all women a pink blogger.
I finished the shawl Irmelie. It's now blocking and drying. I have used Abuelita Lace, a yarn I got as a gift in my advent calendar some years ago. I'm really happy with the shape, it has a kind of arch. It falls nicely around my neck.