'Griccia' è un termine usato dagli antichi tessitori della seta del xiv e xv secolo, indicante un fregio a sviluppo in genere verticale, come un tronco che sostiene elementi decorativi come l'ananas, la pigna e il melograno.

lunedì 12 novembre 2012

Knitting folly

DSC03845In un fine settimana di pioggia, con un ritorno di mal di schiena cosa c’è di più confortevole e soddisfacente che lavorare a maglia?
Ho finito le calze, sono calde e divertenti. Faranno la gioia di Prima Figlia, era molto tempo che non lavoravo qualcosa apposta per lei. Sferruzzare per uno dei miei figli me li fa sentire più vicini e loro apprezzano. Unica eccezione è Primo Figlio che ogni volta mi dice: ‘Ma mamma, io sto in California!’ come se lì non facesse, non dico freddo, ma fresco.

What is more comfortable and satisfying than knitting on a rainy weekend, suffering from a bout of back ache?
I finished the socks, they are warm and fun. First Daughter will appreciate them, it has been a while since I made something for her. Knitting for my children makes me feel closer to them, and they appreciate. The only exception being First Son that every time tells me: ‘But Mamma, I live in California!’ as if there was never fresh.

DSC03854Sono andata a vedere l’ultimo film con Mereyl Streep ‘Il matrimonio che vorrei’. Parla di una coppia che dopo 30 anni di matrimonio cerca di ritrovarsi con l’aiuto di uno psicoterapeuta (idea di lei). Di là da ogni considerazione sulla bravura degli interpreti o sulla identificazione personale, tutto sommato l’ho trovato un po’ restrittivo. Il messaggio che ho ricevuto è questo: se tutto funziona di nuovo a letto ne consegue che intesa, complicità, considerazione e rispetto riprendono vita. Ho i miei dubbi, credo invece che in un matrimonio duraturo succeda il contrario. Voi che ne pensate?

I went to the movies to see the last one of Meryl Streep ‘Hope Springs’. It is a bout a couple that after 30 years of marriage tries to mend the relationship with the help of a psychotherapist (her idea). Beyond any consideration on the actors’ skills or personal identification, I found the movie kind of restrictive. The message I got is the following: if everything works again in the bedroom, as a consequence understanding, complicity, consideration and respect come to life as well. I have my doubts, on the contrary I think that in a successful marriage the reverse happens. What do you think?

DSC03863Tornando alla maglia, come potevo fermarmi con tutti quei gomitolini di avanzi sparsi sul divano? E così, ispirata da Cinciarella, sto lavorando questi mezzi guanti che mi permettono di dare sfogo alla mia fantasia.

Going back to knitting, how could I stop with all those little balls of wool on my couch? Therefore, inspired by Cinciarella I am working on these mittens that allow me to feed my imagination.



Buona settimana, che sia serena e piena di creatività.
Have a nice week, may it be serene and full of creativity.
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20 commenti:

  1. Bellissime le calze! Calde, colorate e allegre. Vedo che i mezzi guanti promettono altrettanto bene. Il film non l'ho visto e, constatato il gradimento del pubblico in MYmovies credo che neanche ci andrò a vederlo

    http://www.mymovies.it/film/2012/greathopesprings/

    io la penso come te. Grazie per il link al mio blog. A presto.

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  2. belle! pero ne ho un problema linguistico-visuale: calze in catalano vol dire mutandine :)
    buona settimana anche a te.

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  3. You are so clever knitting those socks I'm sure that your daughter will enjoy wearing them very much, I know how much pleasure it brings my girls to wear things that have been created just for them. I hope that your back is feeling better today. Have a lovely week.

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  4. Beautiful socks, Blandina, I love the colors together! Knitting and crocheting are both good for your health and they are so enjoyable to do. Hope your week will be lovely and without backache.

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  5. Lovely socks! As for the movie, I saw it some time ago and was disappointed. The actors' performances were great of course but the film was so simple and limited giving a simple solution, the kind that I don't believe in at all. I agree with you, in real life things go the other way around. I thought it must be because men were in charge in the film making. However, the writer turns out to be a woman in her mid-thirties, only a couple of years older than my son. I am shocked. My only explanation is that the film was not supposed to describe real life but to entertain but at least to me it wasn't entertaining enough to be taken purely as a comedy.

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  6. Bellissime le calze, ho provato tempo fa con scarso successo, ma non demordo...
    Ciao Ale

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  7. love what you're doing with all your bits of yarn. beautiful socks.

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  8. Great socks! I haven't seen the movie but when I picked it up at the video store I just groaned when I read the blurb. Then again, I have no idea what makes a successful marriage. Maybe two houses with occasional meetings in the middle!

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  9. Wow, love the socks Blandina! I would wear them, even in California!
    I have the same opinion as you about successful marriages.

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  10. It's really chilly here this morning (just 6°C) so your beautiful socks are just what my feet need!

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  11. ma sono bellissimiiii!!!...se solo potessi averne un paio colorato e mordibose da rendere più allegro anche il più grigio degli inverni!!! 1 sorriso

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  12. Hoping your back is better. Love the socks. I also saw that film and thought it was good for a few laughs and a few poignant tears but not very realistic.

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  13. fantastic socks Blandina, they make me feel like dancing. As for Hollywood movies - I gave them up a long time ago, don't think they know anything about life or what most people think is entertaining- it's all about sex and money.

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  14. yes, i agree, the bedroom reflects the state of the marriage, not visa versa. & love the socks.

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  15. ciao cara Blandina, come stai?
    calze e guanti veramente belli, dei veri regali di Natale.
    per quanto riguarda il film, sarà forse stato un uomo a scriverlo, probabilmente anche giovane, spero per lui.
    :-)
    peccato per Meryl Streep, che avrebbe certo potuto interpretare una storia più di spessore.
    troppo acida?
    bacioni!!

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  16. Oh, Blandina, the sox are wonderful! After hanging out at the wool festival this summer I am seriously thinking about learning to knit. You are an inspiration for sure. As for the movie....I think I agree with you......although most of my experience has been like the movie, except without that sexy end. My first was with no respect or consideration, and I thought my second marriage was with with it.....although neither one lead to comfort in the area of concern. I think I'm with Heather......

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  17. mi fanno molta invidia quelle calze

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  18. It is getting cooler here and those warm socks look so inviting. I am wearing a wonderful pair of Italian hand knit beauties today as a matter of fact. The shop studio open next week and I'll be busy with that for a while. I am looking forward to a quiet....impossibly quiet Christmas this year. best to you, bryan

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  19. The socks are gorgeous, Blandina! I am no good a knitting and cannot turna sock heel. My mother, however, was very good at it.

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