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lauantai 11. marraskuuta 2017

Weaving in the ends


There has been a long pause here on the blog again while I have been weaving in the old ends and trying to find a new pattern as I wrote before. I think I also wrote here in July that: “Än gör det inte ont nog”, it doesn’t hurt enough yet. One evening shortly afterwards I went for a long walk in order to think if I should find a new home and when I came back,I knew that I wouldn’t be living here anymore for a long time. So now it is coming to reality, a new city and a new creative environment are waiting for me, and while washing the curtains, packing and melting the freezer I thought to write a few lines here.


I am really excited, but also sad to leave this village like neighborhood near everything – the airport, Haltiala farm, some splendid old buildings and surroundings and also one of the biggest shopping centers in Finland. And I think I have had the best view in town from my apartment which has partly kept me here. How often have I been looking at planes leaving and landing in the horizon, ducks floating on the pond and children skating there in the winter time. In the mornings after 7 am an old man has been walking the most beautiful dog, while I have been sipping my coffee and how I got worried when he suddenly disappeared, but luckily later came back apparently after an operation. Little observations of the daily life I find to be meaningful. 



When I moved to this apartment in 2009 my aim was to make a lot myself and dedicate time for crafting. I guess I have certainly done that, started this blog later the same year and I have kept on making and changing things around constantly. I remember the joy when I crocheted my first basket and the satisfaction I must admit I rarely get nowadays when it comes to crochet. This has also been a home where I have so often been on my knees in front of life, wondering what it is that I need to learn, unlearn from and see better and also in a more gentle way in myself. And already because of that a new beginning is good. Luckily this home also found the perfect new inhabitant who appreciates the same small pleasures in life. And a piece of me will also stay here, linen curtains I have made and the sofa with the perfect spot for relaxing, crocheting and looking outside life in the village.

When it comes to how to go forward with making I have also started a new education in product development and it will force me to think in a different way. It feels good to be a student for a change and not the teacher even though I am a bit afraid of what I have put my head into this time and will I manage to grow into that direction. We’ll try and see. I have also been thinking long and hard for a new name for the blog and my micro company, but as U2 has sung it: “I still haven’t found what I am looking for”. I am certain though that it will come when the time is right. And because this is a passion project, not that much of a work project, it needs to feel right. 


I’ve done some travelling these last months, weaving in the ends of the past that way as well and finding new inspiration, and above in the pictures you find a couple of places in Copenhagen, the city which gave me the idea for the crocheted diamonds. I’ve also had a bigger creative project in the making for a longer time which I will show when getting everything in place in the new apartment. And new critters are waiting for assembling, I have been adjusting the teddy bear pattern in order to make it quicker to crochet and to find different kind of animal species and facial expressions as you see a hint of in the first picture. Now those are carefully packed in the boxes and hope to show them later this month all finished. 

Pirjo :-)

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