I thought I'd share a bit of eye-candy in the form of some French knitting. This project was part of an English Craft Council with the London-based Somali Women's Group featured in the book Knitting Around the World: A Multistranded History of a Time-Honored Tradition.
I bet the cone shaped object on the left would look cool as a Christmas tree if it were made in green colors, and the flowers to the right might make some cool Christmas ornaments.
If you like reading about all sorts of fibery goodness then I bet you will love:
Here is a full history of knitting around the globe, examining techniques and particular styles used worldwide—including England, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Iceland, Japan, Australia, Canada, United States, Peru, Bolivia, and more. Highlighted are 20 profiles of historically significant knitters who are using particular techniques today—plus 20 patterns that exemplify knitting traditions from around the world.
Lela Nargi is a knitter, author, and former journalist who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her book Knitting Lessons: Tales from the Knitting Path documented her own adventures in learning to knit. Lela is also the editor of Knitting Memories: Reflections on the Knitter’s Life, published by Voyageur Press.