Monday, 15 October 2007

Poems In Colour by Wendy Keele

I have been waiting for this book to fall through my letter box ever since I came across a form of called BOHUS STRICKNING. There is a link to this in my sidebar, although the actual design may at times be dated, I must admit it reminds me of the fairisle yoke jumpers my darling Nanny used to make me when I was a little girl.
The industry first flourished as a cottage industry as relief work to supplement income in the depression of the 1930's and 40's. But reading through the history does indeed make a very insightful read. The objective was to find a product that women could produce at home...and from therein it grew when the organization was officially established in September 1939. By 1950 Boshus Strickning was no longer viewed as relief work or a charity function within Sweden. The business was identified by finely knit angora sweaters. The story continues through the book until the company closed down in 1969. If you find your interested in this I can thoroughly recommend it and hopefully when I have finished by current project The Autumn Cardigan...I am hoping to send off for a kit and I shall perhaps adapt the body part of the garment to fit more snugly and maybe do a roll neck as to a crew neck...but we shall see. Anyway if like me you found this topic fastinating and find yourself being hooked. Good luck have fun and drop me a line I would love to know how you get on .


Viknits said...

That does sound really really interesting! I'd like to put it on my birthday list!
Your cardigan looks beautiful, what a lovely choice of colours. I can't wait to see how it turns out :D
How's your DD getting on?

Cinders said...

That sounds very interesting. let us know how you get on. for some reason your photos arnt coming up on my screen so cant see your work. never mind!