We have a wonderful house in Sweden, in Småland, the part for Sweden where a lot of people emigrated to Denmark, US and Canada.
All around the area there are signs of the great emigration.
These february days I could completely understand why you would dream of a better life in the new land.
Imagine this boy – he will soon be a young man.
Do you remember the look in his eyes?
The dreams about how life should turn out?
I love Sweden, but imagine that it most have been like in 1880.
Growing up working hard moving stone by stone just to get a small piece of land to grow….
It has been such a hard life, and I can easily imagine their dreams of a better life.
“Why are you knitting a scarf inspired by Stars and Stripes? I thought you want to show Scandinavian traditions”, said my husband.
Yes that’s my intention, but I also want to show people, who’s ancestors left Scandinavia to start a new life, what was left and what was brought to the new land; the craft and the knitting.