Monthly Archives: July 2012

My Favourite Lunch Place in Oslo

Åpent Bakeri/Open Bakery is the place for me to meet friends for lunch. There are now 4 bakeries in Oslo but the first one is still my favourite, it was established by Øyvind Lofthus and Emmanuel Rang in 1998 in Inkognito … Continue reading

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Thousands of Tons of Buttons and Beads

That is the amount Perlehuset/The Beading House bought from a bankrupt French producer which fills their warehouse to the brim. I have been there – feeling like a gold digger – and was absolutely gobsmacked! Despite the fact that the … Continue reading

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New Design Soon Finished

I am currently working on Check Cable Cardigan and have been doing so for a long time now. The move has upset my knitting routine and I have done a lot less than I usually do. Now that the majority … Continue reading

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Ask Hadley – a fashion column in The Guardian

I knew I would miss being able to buy The Guardian, the English version, in print and will have to resort to reading it online from now on. One of the columns I always enjoy is American journalist Hadley Freeman’s: … Continue reading

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Mostly Merino – one of my favourite yarns

What are my favourite yarns? What are yours? Why is it a favourite and how did you discover it? Most knitters will agree that stunning colours is a key ingridient. Equally important to me is the stitch definition the yarn … Continue reading

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Moving In

We are moving in on Tuesday. In the glorious summer weather, before the rain came last weekend, we have been assembling furniture and planning the interior design. I am so thrilled with the view, it is such a treat to … Continue reading

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Mystery KAL Complete

Or in knitspeak FO – finished object. I and several other knitters in SunFunLiving’s group on Ravelry have completed our Mystery KAL and supported the micro business project in Haiti called Fanm Pou Fanm (Women For Women). Read more on … Continue reading

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Removals

Yesterday was Removals day, most of our possessions were professionally packed – we had realised there was no way we would be able to manage organising the move, the sale of our Brentford Dock property – 7 viewings in 3 … Continue reading

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