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 😊
Hand knit rainbow gradient cat beanie hat. Kitty hat with cat ears
OOAK Oversized rainbow slouchy wool winter beret
Yellow and knit bandana cowl. Alpaca/wool lace shawl
Brown-ochre gradient hand knit ear warmer
OOAK gradient slouchy winter wool beanie. Hand knit hat
Wedding light pink hand knit lacy shawl. Bridal lace shawl
OOAK Orange-citron green-blue gradient hand knit hood hat
Hand knit pink and white gradient beanie hat
Wedding hand crochet ivory white lacy stole. Bridal lace shawl
Oversized slouchy wool winter beret. Hand knit hat
Tell me what you think? If you ask me.....those are really nice knits 😘
Hope you like my blogpost.....Until next time.....Have a great weekend and New Year's Eve 🎉
Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.
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