This post is a continuation of my previous one, titled: Feeling Good about Šticle.
Where better to draw inspiration from, than from my own culture?
Šticle, (shtiz- leh) are little wristlets made from coloured wool, simultaneously beaded while knitted on two needles.
They are found in the Panonian area of Croatia – typically from areas of Slavonija, Valpova, Bizovac, and Baranja.
I have a certain love for these, as they are so specific to certain nosnje, and each pair has its own uniqueness. They come in a variety of colours – from red, brown, black, to multi-coloured, incorporating yellow, blue and green.
So it is with this inspiration, and my former project of wrist/ arm warmers, that I am making some So Sweet accessories that bring together my love of accessories and my love of Croatian folklore.
stay tuned…. 🙂 they will be appearing in my Etsy shop shortly!
I have been keeping busy with my needles, but in the past two weeks, I have discovered a beautiful thing called the Etsy Treasury.
Each treasury is made by Etsy users, and acts like a mini online gallery.
It is such a great way to showcase your favourite works, and sometimes popular treasuries end up on the front page of Etsy.
Here are some recent treasuries that have featured So Sweet goodies!
I first got my knitting machine in December 2009.
In the beginning, I was very overwhelmed. Being a hand-knitter first and foremost, I found it to be a tremendous challenge to begin a technique that was completely backwards to me.
It took me quite some time to get the hang of it, and essentially learn how to knit backwards, but now that I am a little more experienced, I can experiment more!