Monthly Archives: December 2012

Norway Designs Christmas

Every Christmas I admire the Snow Palace at display at the Norway Designs store, close to the National Theatre in Oslo. It is always an amazing exhibition of decorative items for sale as well as numerous dishes of sweets to … Continue reading

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Christmas Celebrations

I have celebrated a wonderful Christmas Eve at my brother’s house and had to admire his gingerbread house or Tobias’ Tower to put it precisely from the Norwegian beloved children’s author, illustrator and composer Thorbjørn Egner’s book Folk og Røvere … Continue reading

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Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan

It is what we call Little Christmas Eve today – anything to prolong the festivities, really – and very soon many of you will finally have time to cast on for a new, carefully selected Christmas knitting project. So I … Continue reading

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London Calling!

I have just spent the weekend in London as a tourist, for the first time in 10 years, and as I  had anticipated found it a lot more enjoyable than actually living there. The list of what I wanted to … Continue reading

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Winter is Here

It is snowing and the view from our house is changing. With bare trees all around, we have discovered more of the area and seen houses we had previously only glimpsed. The white snow layer brightens up the scenery and … Continue reading

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Professionally photographed: Check Cable Cardigan

My Check Cable Cardigan pattern will be published on Monday, in the latest issue, no 26, of the Norwegian magazine Familien/The Family. Photographer Geir Arnesen have taken these stunning photos of the cardigan. Unlike the photographs my husband took of … Continue reading

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Designer Market at DOGA

This is the 14. time the Designers’ Christmas Market is organised, but only the 10. at DogA; Norwegian Design and Architecture centre in Oslo, and only the 3. I have attended. An idea that started around a kitchen table in … Continue reading

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JuleExpo/Christmas Expo

I have been to yet another Christmas event, a fair open to the public of all ages. A number of families were present and visited Father Christmas’ stand – yes, you could deliver you Christmas Wish list – and watched … Continue reading

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Creative Christmas Party

I went to my first Creative Christmas Party on Thursday. I have been to plenty of Christmas Parties, but none that can be compared to this one. Organised by my publisher Cappelen Damm, the invitation said that four knitting book … Continue reading

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