Monthly Archives: April 2012

Report from Knit Café at Kaffistova

Thursday evening I was back in the basement at Kaffistova, it is a quiet small room ideal for meetings and gatherings, where I used to meet a few fellow students for group discussions during my days at the University of … Continue reading

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The Court Case in Oslo

The innumerable articles and extensive press coverage of the court case in Oslo of Anders Behring Breivik is hard to avoid these days, especially in Norway. Despite online newspapers, like Aftenposten offering a button to remove any pictures and articles, … Continue reading

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Book Signing at Husfliden in Oslo

I have been invited to sign my book ‘To rett en vrang. Designstrikk’, answer questions and display garments at Husfliden, an handicraft association shop, in Oslo on Thursday 26th of April from 2pm to 6.30pm. It does feel like coming … Continue reading

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Knitting with Suede

I felt inspired when I saw this stunning jacket and scarf , hand knitted in suede cord, featuring in the window display at Zenit in Oslo. In my hands the suede felt utterly soft and wonderful to the skin. The … Continue reading

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Monies Jewellry

Monies Jewellry is founded by Danes Gerda and Nikolai Monies, both trained goldsmiths with international experience, and acknowledged for its elegance and avant-gardism as well as its use of exciting natural materials from all over the world. I absolutely love … Continue reading

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Check Your Tension/Guage

I wanted to show you what a huge difference a wrong tension/guage can make to a garment. Here is a good example: a body of a sweater knitted in BC Garn’s Semilla Fino, 100% ecological wool, (50g/1.7 oz, 240 m/262 … Continue reading

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Easter All Year Around

‘Easter All Year Around’ is the title of Arne & Carlos’ new book, out in Norwegian, published by Cappelen Damm in March, in good time for Easter. Who are they, you will ask if you are not Norwegian. A designer … Continue reading

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Brentford Dock

This is were I live together with my British husband Michael in Brentford Dock, Middlesex. We have lived here since 2002 but have recently started planning our move to Oslo, Norway. The dock is opposite Kew Gardens, London’s botanical Gardens, … Continue reading

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Japanese Knitting Magazines

I love Japanese knitting magazines and books. The stitch patterns are intricate, delicate, elegant and a challenge to knit. Luckily for me, Japanese designers use charts with international symbols to explain the stitches and schematics, read garment outline, with sets … Continue reading

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