Friday, 20 November 2015

Pleteni islandski vložki za čevlje - Knit Icelandic shoe inserts

 
Včasih, ko se mi zahoče kaj drugačnega, prav pride projekt, kot je Balkanski copat gre na Islandijo. Ta celoletni projekt povezuje Slovenijo in Islandijo, natančneje Jesenice, Ljubljano in Reykjavik.

Sometimes, as I have a sudden desire for a change, a project like A Balkan Slipper Goes to Iceland is the thing. This yearly project connects Slovenia and Iceland, to be more precise - Jesenice, ljubljana and Reykjavik.


Konec oktobra smo se (na)učili plesti Illep, islandske pletene vložke za čevlje.
Na voljo smo imeli bosansko volno lepih barv. To je groba volna z dolgimi vlakni, kot nalašč za obutev, talne tepihe in podobno, kjer mora biti material trpežen.
V Muzeju arhitekture in oblikovanja so mentorice iz Zavoda Oloop  pokazale, kako se plete islandski Illep. Delale smo različne vzorce, jaz sem si izbrala petelinčka.
Islandski način pletenja mi je bil popolnoma nov - in precejšen izziv. Že bosanska volna je za moj otip precej groba, siva pa sploh. In trdo pletenje, ki ga zahteva vložek za čevlje, ni ravno moja prva izbira.

At the end of October we learnt to knit Illep, Icelandic knitted shoe inserts.
There was plenty of Bosnian wool yarn in beautiful colours. This is a coarse wool with long fibres, very suitable for footwear, floor carpets and the like where material is exposed to hard wear. We used various patterns, I chose a cockerel.
This Icelandic type of knitting was very new to me - and quite a challenge as well. Bosnian wool feels rather coarse, the grey yarn especially so. Besides, tight knitting is not my first choice either. 

Doma sem dokončala sivi vložek z rdečim petelinčkom, za drugi vložek sem pa raje izbrala samo rdečo in sem spletla enobarvnega.

At home I finished the grey Illep with the red cockerel and opted for red only for the second Illep. 

 
Takole skupaj sta mi prav všeč.
Zdaj moram pa še ugotoviti, kako naj ju porabim, ker za v naše čevlje niso. 


When I put the two Illeps together I quite like them.
All I have to do now is find some use for them - they don't fit into our type of shoes.

1 comment:

Anneliese said...

Ladka, this is wonderfully knitted and must be so warm. May be winter will still come when you can use them-