over the knee socks - knitted by grandma
coat, top, shorts - self made
last november, when i was visiting my grandma
she showed me that new wool she just got
locally grown, hand spun in traditional manner
that she dyed in walnut bath
i loved the color so much
and i always preferred how this type of wool feels and looks like
over the commercial wools or those horrible acrylic blends..
it feels real!
can't find the better expression
but i hope you know what i mean..
it's less polished and a bit more scratchy than your regular wool
but i like that
anyways, while i was oohing and aahing over the wool
grandma suggested she knit me a pair of socks
then we talked a bit about what should they look like
and, when i was back in december
these beauties waited for me
what i love most about grandma's knitting
is that she never uses any kind of patterns or schemes
but rather creates her own patterns along the way