Author, “Åsted Norge/Crime Scene Norway” television presenter and former Police Inspector Hanne Kristin Rohde has just published her new Wilma Lind crime in Norwegian, the fourth in the series. Hanne Kristin has sold more than 250 000 books in Norway but her thrillers have not been translated to English, yet. The title is “Offerdyr” which means “sacrificial animals” in English. How is this related to knitting and me, you ask? Except for the fact that I love reading her books, Hanne Kristin contacted me to design a long jacket for Wilma Lind, her protagonist, a couple of years back. That was the beginning of our collaboration. And yes, she does knit but have not done so for awhile since her writing take up most of her time. A strong red colour was chosen since Wilma is brave and daring. The wonderful Sølje Pelsull/pelt wool yarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk was our choice.
The book has been on the best seller list since it was published several weeks back and it was selected to be part of the Bokklubben/Book Club here in Norway, see the top photo.
The Norwegian & English pattern is available to buy from hannekristinrohde.no, while the English pattern is also available at Ravelry and Loveknitting. I am so thrilled that Hanne Kristin is wearing the Wilma Lind jacket and shawl, on the back flap and that my name is on the Author Thanks list at the back of the book. Thank you, Hanne Kristin! Now, I look forward to reading it, and I will be doing so while knitting (read: using clothes peg to hold the book open for me).