They are warm and cozy don't you think so?
I did a search on Wikipedia to find out how far knitting goes back 😉 It seems the oldest knitted artifacts are socks from Egypt. They were from the 11th Century. They are a very fine gauge, done with a complex colorwork and some have a short row heel. The complexity of these knits suggests that knitting is even older than this archeological find.
But let me introduce you today to Knitux 😃
The shop owner, Martha is a photographer, graphic designer, and illustrator from Latvia. She has been interested in knitting and crocheting ever since she was a little child. Like most of us knitters (I do also knit occasionally 😄), she was taught by her mother and grandmother. But later on, she also took craft lessons in school.
She makes knit and crochet beanies, berets, shawls, and scarfs. It is good to know that she works with natural materials such as wool, alpaca fiber, linen, and silk. But they are sometimes blended with small amounts of high-quality artificial fibers to make the yarn stronger and perfect for daily use.
She lives in a small village called Asune, that is located in Latgale. This region is famous for his blue lakes and strong craft traditions. Some people there still use horse carts as transport.
That is quite astonishing, don't you think so 😲
But let me show you some of her beautiful creations 😊