Monday, May 28, 2007

Finished the garnstudio top, now I'll just have to wait for the right weather to wear it. At the moment I'm more inclined towards a warm woollen sweater... I hope I can find a bit of black ribbon for the finishing touch.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

This is my current knitting project: a long lacy top in cotton, a free pattern from Drops Design (English pattern link: here). I adjusted the pattern a bit because I rather knit in the round on a circular needle. And I chose black yarn instead of white. I'm almost done: just one more sleeve and the circular yoke and it will be finished.

Selbu patterns from the fifties

A friend lent me a book with norwegian mitten patterns from the fifties. Here are pictures of some of the patterns, aren't they nice? The publisher should make a reprint of this book, I think!

Votter og Vanter by Bjelland, Dietrichson and Egge, Aschehoug Forlag, Oslo 1955.

Scandinavian mittens - Free pattern links:

Norwegian Mitten Pattern with diagram

Several Swedish Mitten Patterns ( in English)

Finnish Mittens (in English)

Vintage Norwegian Mittens

Vintage Norwegian Women's Mittens

Snowdrift Selbu Mittens

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Local scenery

Just returned from an evening walk up and down the nearest mountain. I checked out my favourite picking spots for wild raspberries and blueberries; looks like I'll have to save a lot of empty jam jars. Wild raspberry jam is the best jam there is, I think, especially together with sour cream on waffles...
Yes, and this is where I live. It's not a fjord, though, it's a glacial valley with a very long and deep lake, surrounded by endless forests with lots of wild beasts and lots of carnivorous knitters.

Friday, May 11, 2007


I found a new vintage crochet project on Karens Variety today! Poodle slippers. I must have them!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Baby creepers

A little garden impression sketched from behind my computer: homegrown nasturtiums (that have no permission to be out after midnight as there still might be night frost up here in the mountains).