Taimi by Ronja Hakalehto

Taimi by Ronja Hakalehto

Today we’re interviewing Ronja, the designer of Taimi, cute socks knitted in traditional Finnish colors with a colorwork motif of small seedlings. She lives in northern Finland. I would love to visit there someday!

amirisu: What was your inspiration for this design?
Ronja: I wanted to add a little pictures and elements from the beautiful Finnish nature.

amirisu: What, if any, challenges did you encounter during the design process?
Ronja: I remember this design came quite easily and I really enjoyed the combination of this yarn and the colorwork!

amirisu: If you were to knit this design in another color, what would it be?
Ronja: I would knit it with earthy light tones.

amirisu: How do you like to spend time in the summer? What do you like to knit or make in warmer months?
Ronja: I love to be in our cabin, close to nature and water - it's my happy place! I love to knit quite the same things as in the winter time cause we have chilly days in the summer too. But I do have a beautiful brown cotton yarn waiting for me to knit a summer tee of it!

amirisu:  Tell us a little about one or two of your favorite spots to recommend to someone thinking to visit Finland.
Ronja: Such a tricky question! I would definitely recommend spending time in a Finnish cabin next to the lake. Listen to the silence and experience all the little wonders in nature. And of course have a sauna and a swim in the lake! 

Thank you, Ronja!



amirisu: デザインのインスピレーションについて教えてください。
amirisu: デザインの過程で、どんな苦労や工夫がありましたか?
amirisu: もう一枚編むとしたら何色で編みますか?


amirisu: 夏はどんな過ごし方をするのが好きですか?夏には何を編んだり作ったりしますか?
Ronja: 自然と水に囲まれた山小屋にいるのが大好き。そこにいるだけで幸せに感じます。夏も肌寒い日があるので、冬と同じものを編むのが好きですが、今ちょうど美しい茶色のコットンの毛糸を持っているので、夏用のTシャツを編もうと思っています!

amirisu: フィンランドのおすすめスポットを教えてください。
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