Stashy leaves

I always need a side project (or actually several…). Finding all the stash yarn and especially the tweed and alpaca inspired me to start on a larger project I have wanted to do for years. Not that it will outcompete my “monthly-theme-projects” but different moods require different knitting. This will be a good addition! I…

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Stash projects

I have sorted most of my stash yarns. Some of them are from the earliest knitting product back in my teens! But many of them are high quality yarns I could not leave when visiting knitting stores… I saw that my favourite wool type is probably merino wool, followed by angora/wool/silk mixes. And I have…

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The persian carpet

Patterns and colors in persian type carpets are a great inspiration. But one thing I find “inspiring” is the small flaws you can find in the patterns when you look closely. I have been told that this is the hallmark of handcraft; a small fingerprint from the maker of the item. I have embraced this, and…

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Little Miss Summer

I went to the library with my kids in the weekend and stopped by the shelves with knitting books and what popped out: the book: “Sokker hele året” by Bitta Mikkelsborg (the title would be something like: A year with socks). I discovered that she has a very nice blog (http://bittamisdesign.blogspot.no) and Ravelry page with…

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January Grey

January is one of my favourite months; in Norway the minutes with daylight increase day by day and we know that the worst part of the winter is over. Or it is to be said that often face a couple of cold months before we can welcome the spring. So I feel the January must…

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