Thursday, 28 August 2008

The Little Knitters

little knitters anker

I just found this lovely picture - it is by a Swiss Artist called Albert Anker, who lived a century ago. He specialised in painting children. [More pictures here.] I hadn't heard of him before, and wanted to share it!

Isn't it gorgeous? The girl concentrating so hard on her stitches [on four needles - I didn't learn to use four needles till I was in my forties!] and her little brother [sister?] gazing admiringly. The expressions on their faces are beautiful, and the details on the painting are wonderful.

I believe so passionately that it is important that we pass on these skills to our children.


  1. He is a great artist! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. I posted the Sunday School intro version of "I'm Sorry!" on my blog for you to use at your church. :)

  3. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment Angela.
    The picture is absolutley amazing. Do you know I just started knitting a pair of socks last evening? I've been knitting since I was a little girl, but I've never made a pair of socks. I was a bit confused (it doesn't take much) at first, but once I got going it was fun. I bought that yarn that makes stripes as you knit.
    I am so pleased to meet you Angela.

  4. Hi Angela
    Thanks for dropping in and saying hi, tomato & lentil soup sounds lovely too especially with yummy bread. Glad you popped in as just found your blog and enjoyed reading it, I am finding it most enjoyable and you have a great sense of humour and I still have lots more to read
    x Dominique


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