Monthly Archives: May 2012

My First Mystery KAL

Knit speak for Knit Along. I am taking part in my first KAL and knitting my first top down project. Why Mystery? Just as all knit projects are a bit of mystery at times before what feels like revelation kicks … Continue reading

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Ballgowns at the V&A

My mission at the exhibition was to make a short list of the favourite ballgowns – yes, it did include both Gareth Pugh and Alexander McQueen. I was thrilled to be able to walk around a selection of contemporary designs, … Continue reading

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Knitting off the Axis

Fitting title to designer, emerging according to Interweave but I would have chosen acclaimed instead, Mathew Gnagy’s first innovative and exciting knitting book. The collection consists of 15 sweaters mainly for women but there are a few, 3 actually, for … Continue reading

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Louboutin at the Design Museum in London

A perfect Sunday outing in London is a visit to a fabulous exhibition, and it was not difficult to convince my husband to come to the Design Museum. Christian Louboutin is an iconic French shoe designer who has pushed the … Continue reading

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Interview in Lev Landlig/ Country Life

My first interview has been published in the Norwegian magazine Lev Landlig/ Country Life. It is a beautiful magazine that covers topics such as lifestyle, interiors, gardening, food, travel and culture heritage. I met journalist Toril Haugen in Cappelen Damm’s, … Continue reading

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Clotheshorse Magazine

Clotheshorse Magazine is a digital fashion magazine providing knitting and crochet patterns, launched in February, by Heather Dixon, creative designer of  Army of Knitters together with Mindy Brown, devoted knitter and law student with a Ph.D. in Microbiology. The first … Continue reading

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The Aristrocrat of Knitting Books

A quote taken from an Amazon review of the knitting book I treasure the most in my substantial collection: Norsk Strikkedesign: A collection of Norway’s Foremost Knitting Designers, I totally agree with. The breathtaking book captures the beauty of each … Continue reading

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Strikkeblogger.no – Norwegian Knitting Blogs

I have joined Strikkeblogger.no, an amazing gathering of Norwegian knitting blogs with an image of the latest post on each blog – currently more than 200 and increasing – a short presentation and obviously including links to each one. It … Continue reading

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Spring in Marka

Finally it is here, spring. You will still spot a few puddles of snow around hidden in the shadow. In Marka, the forest that surrounds Oslo, the trees are getting greener by the day and buds are appearing. In the … Continue reading

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