Happy 98th birthday Finland!
Independence day in the middle of the winter in a cold country does not invite for barbeques or any outside celebrations but there is something quite touching in a way that we all light candles (the official buildings as well) at six in the evening and those candles burn until 7 on most of the window sills and dinner tables all over the country. That habit was established in 1927 but nobody knows just from where and how this tradition came to life. Before the independence, candles were lighted in a similar manner on February 5th, birth date of our national poet Johan Ludwig Runeberg.
I love this small country in a cold eastern corner of Europe. Today is a good day to upload some of the images from the Nordic Knitting Symposium that was held in Finland 2013. These pictures are from the day we visited the museum in Korsnäs, and this unique sweater has both crochet and knitting in it and is known all over the world as Korsnäs sweater.
Wool with you,