Monthly Archives: November 2011

My model Anna

How do you find the perfect model for a knitting book? I knew I wanted at least a couple of dancers if not four. I started by asking designer friends and then all my other friends. Anna is a 17 … Continue reading

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Blue Lagoon

High on the list of places to visit while in Iceland is the Blue Lagoon, hot springs, located approximately 40 minutes outside of Reykjavik. A body massage which takes place in the water, was a must according to a good … Continue reading

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Knitting Iceland

I prepared for my trip to Iceland as all knitters do by searching for yarn shops on the internet. To my delight I found Knitting Iceland, a miniature knitting kingdom filled with excursions, workshops, an online shop and a knit … Continue reading

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101 Reykjavik

Arriving in downtown Reykjavik in mid October at 2.30 AM in a traffic jam was a totally new experience to me. It felt like we were part of the cult film 101 Reykjavik, directed by Baltasar Kormákur, filming one of … Continue reading

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Norsk Strikkedesign

Norsk Strikkedesign edited by Margaretha Finseth was first printed in Norwegian in 1999 and there were many of us who wanted our own copy. 11 acknowledged designers participated in the project among them, Iselin Hafseld. I wore the jacket on … Continue reading

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Per Spook for Husfliden

  Per Spook, a former Haute Couture designer with his own fashion house in Paris, designed this sweater for Husfliden (an handicrafts association with stores all over Norway) in 1982. It became a huge success and my first fairisle project. … Continue reading

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Knitter & Designer

Welcome to my blog! I am very excited to let you know that my first knitting book will be published in Norwegian by Cappelen Damm on the 24.th of January 2012. It contains sophisticated, flattering and fashionable garments knitted in … Continue reading

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