Monthly Archives: September 2012

Tussah Silk – One of My Favourite Yarns

Among all the weaving equipment for sale at Husfliden – a handcraft association shop see photos at report-from-knit-cafe-at-kaffistova – I discovered the spools of Tussah Silk 20/2 from Borgs Vävgarner shining like precious stones just waiting to be touched. Obviously, several spools … Continue reading

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Craft Wave

A craft wave has hit Norway. On top of the bestseller list in the category of general literature – read non-fiction – is on no 1: Marius Strikkebok/ Marius Knitting Book and no 3: Sy Om/Re-make by television presenter Jenny … Continue reading

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Check Cable Cardigan

I have finally completed my design and have sold it to the Norwegian magazine Familien/The Family, where it will be published in issue no 26, on sale from 17.th of December. My husband has photographed me wearing it, here, so … Continue reading

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Professional Finishing Course Online

I am a member of the Norwegian Onlinestrikkekafé/online knit-café group, superbly organised by Dorthe Kristiansen, on Facebook and volunteered to hold the first part of a course in Finishing there. First let me tell you how it works: it is … Continue reading

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Oslo Bookfestival

I am taking part in this year’s Bookfestival, where more than 200 Norwegian and foreign authors, take part in more than 200 different arrangements. Our main shopping street Karl Johan has been turned into a book shop where you can … Continue reading

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Icelandic Sjónabók

I have wanted this book for nearly a year now, ever since the first time I saw it at a bookshop in Reykjavik and had planned to buy it next time we go to Iceland since there is so much more … Continue reading

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Putefest/Cushion Party

I was so happy to be invited to my first “Putefest”, except that it was not a party where we were throwing cushions at each other but the launch of Nina Granlund Sæther’s new book – no 6, yes, I … Continue reading

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Villa Stenersen

An acknowledged villa, unlike the one we live in though also, designed by architect Arne Korsmo, built in 1937-1939, for the financier, art collector and author Rolf Stenersen and his family. It was to be his house but also a … Continue reading

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Mina Milanda a Flower Heaven

I have finally visited the flower shop Mina Milanda at Frogner in Oslo. Recommended by friends, it is a delightful place to visit. You do need to know its location to find it since it inside the back yard of … Continue reading

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