Me-Now-Views; Less Speak More Peek

As I wrestle with mum's rough home-spun wool, clumsy and cross-fingered, I recall a visit to the Sheringham Museum which celebrates associations with the sea.  There was a wonderfully detailed exhibition
which spotlighted the use of differing cable knits for guernseys/jerseys/ganseys - call them what you will.  The most famous is of course the Aran stitch, which has become an alternative generic term for such styles. There are so many more though...












































































































































What have you all been 'spinning' this past week?



15 comments:

Bouncing Bertie said...

Bertie is of course looking forward to winter weather so he can wear his birthday Gansey.,
http://bouncingbertie.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/fashion-shoot-my-birthday-sweater.html
Cheers! Gail.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Thanks Bertie and Gail - have pasted the address into the linky so others can come and admire the handsome fellow!

Merlesworld said...

Great jumpers only cold enough for long here to wear much, well you know what I mean.
Merle...........

Joanne Noragon said...

Both my mother and I knit Arans and Ganseys. They were the reason I learned to spin, so I could knit "real" sweaters. Jumpers, as they are called in the original.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love your puns. Spinning tales. Have to go to bed, though.

Mascha said...

As a child I read books about the life on Aran Islands, by E. Dillon and another German author. And I had sweaters, scratchy wool and very heavy ... So I know the term. Intesetsting to see all the patterns!

We were on a walk throug the nature and randomly found a swing, outside by a little pond. And so we spun the story about Ophelia ;-)
Have a nice week

Diana M. said...

I had no idea there were so many different stitches. Such a neat museum. Thanks for sharing!

stevebethere said...

Interesting, they look nice and not long to go before mine come back out although not as nice as these heheh!

NC Sue said...

So many wonderful textures!
Thank you for sharing your photos at the new home for Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/09/bzzz-linky.html

Karren Haller said...

Great examples of the textures!!
Enjoy your day!

Rhonda Albom said...

Fantastic knitting. I can only knit scarves

pixiedusk said...

Amazing craftmanship! Those color and texture are nice as well =) #ww

craftyspices said...

That for sure is a talent, great pictures showcasing the beautiful work.
Happy WW

alissa apel said...

They are so pretty! There's not very many people that are learning how to work with yarn.

Jessica Fiorillo said...

What an interesting place to visit - thanks for sharing! :)