29. januar 2013

Lillehammer husflidslag

I have been invited to the next meeting in Lillehammer husflidslag, to tell them about knitting on Internet and to show them my designs. My knitting basket is ready! Welcome!

22. januar 2013

"Bind deg ein blomekrans"

I'm working on a pattern collection called "Bind deg ein blomekrans". The name is from a Norwegian folk song. Here's the first project, a hat, pattern coming soon.

Here are the lyrics of the song in Norwegian. 

Bind deg ein blomekrans,
kom så til leik og dans,
fela ho læt no så vakkert i lund.
/: Sit ikkje stur og tung, syn at du og er ung,
veks fri som fagre lyng, dans no og syng. :/

I checked for an English translation of the song, but couldn't find it. So I asked Google translate for help:

Tie up a flower wreath

came to play and dance,
fela ho Laet anything so beautiful in the grove.
/: Sit not sad and heavy, and vision that you are young,
alternating free as fair heath, dancing and no singing. :/

It doesn't maks much sence, does it?

Here's my own try: 
Tie up a flower wreath

then come to play and dance
the fiddle sounds so beautiful in the grove
/: do not sit sad and melancholic, show that you too are young,
grow freely as the fair heather, dance now, and sing :/

Maybe you have a better suggestion? Feel free to comment!

Here's my flower wreath, anyway, in 19 degress blow zero...

And here's the song if you wish to hear.

12. januar 2013

Meet Dasha

I fell in love with this photo at North Rock Gallery in Lerwick during the wool week. The sheep's name was Dasha, and I couldn't leave Shetland without it. When I bought the photograph, both me and my friend were sure it would fit in my large suitcase, but alas, it didn't. The gallery helped me wrapping it more solidly to get it home. On the small plane from Shetland to Edinburgh, it was no problem, on the way back to Norway, I had to pay extra. Anyway, I got it home. My husband doesn't love sheep as much as I do, so I have put it in my office. 

About wool, in Norsk Husflid there were some interesting articles about Norwegian wool in the last issue. One of the articles is available online, about wool classification. I read about a project )called "Valuing Norwegian Wool", and when googling this, I found that there also was a Norwegian wool week. On Campaign for wool's page, there was also a note about this. One of the events was an exhibition about "The white gold"

I have some FOs to show you soon, but January is busy this year. Have a nice weekend, everyone!

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7. januar 2013

Happy New Year!

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