Monday, November 9, 2009

What's in the small box?

Time for a new 'what's in the box'!

What's in a box

I have these 3 cute boxes and I want to show what's in the smallest one,

little punnik dolls

As a kid I loved to punnik (don't know if I say it right in English?)
The one with the brown thread on his head used to be mine.. I think.

Oh, am I dressed?

I love how they seem to talk to each other.
(lol, guess it doesn't make any sence at all)



Fatbrideslim said...

Punnikken is spool knitting in English, I think!

I loooooove the little boxes. Since moving to the Netherlands, I've been sucked into buying quite a lot of them! They're hard to resist :-)

gz said...

No, "French knitting".
Anything foreign was called French at one time!! (apart from Dutch Courage, lol!)

Gina said...

It is also called "French knitting" in English. You have a lovely collection of French Knitting spools!

Heidi said...

Wat lief! Hoe ben je ooit aan zulke mooie oude punnikken popjes gekomen? Deed dit ook als kind maar weet echt niet meer hoe. Jammer toch.

Gefeliciteerd met de stofjes. Mooi zijn ze. En ik koop ook weleens een quilt. Daar kunnen we ook goed van genieten. Je kamer is erg gezellig! Lekker toch z'n houtkachel. We hebben er ook een.

Hugs en groetjes ~

LiLi M. said...

Die dozen vind ik leuk! En laat ik nou ook zo'n klein verzamelingetje punnikklosjes hebben!

Virgínia said...

Love those boxes!!

Karin said...

Aaahhhhh, want een leuke Familie Punnik!

Gina said...

It's so so cute!!!
The box and knitting spools!
Just Darling.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a sweet collection! I had one as a child called "Knitting Nancy" but I think spool knitting is the term we used.

hetty said...

My Dutch grandmother used to make those for me out of the wooden spools and four nails, so they were never as elaborate as yours. I love your little collection! I have always called this 'corking' or 'spool knitting'.

Claudia said...

Nice boxes! In germany the litte knitting something is called "Strickliesel" funny isn´t it?
I like your blog and the dutch colours.
best wishes!

Anonymous said...

OO wat een leuke dozen.
Maar de poppetjes zijn ook énig.
Sommigen herken ik.

Pas een nieuwe gekocht, wilde weer punniken, maar wat gaat dat laaaangzaam !!!;-))
In mijn nieuwe boekje staan leuke ideën voor punnikdraad.

Jij ook alvast in de kerstsferen.
Veel plezier.

marian'ne m

Mary Ann said...

Hi Heleen! In Canada, we called it Spool Knitting, as they usually used the larger wooden spools with four nails in the top! My Dad taught me how to Spool Knit many year ago!! Lovely boxes, by the way!!!
Cheers! Mary Ann

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

They're sweet! They do have a bit of personality to them, don't they?