Norwegian Patterns for Knitting
Classic Sweaters, Hats, Vests, and Mittens by Mette Handberg
Trafalger Press 2010 $24.95
Purpose: To reawaken interest in Norwegian knittting and push the boundaries of these traditional designs.
Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in colorwork and traditional Nordic knitting.
Favorites patterns in this book: Wilderness (p 38), Women's Long Jacket (p 69), Man's Jacket (p 72)
Norwegian Handknits: Heirloom Designs from Vesterheim Museum
Sue Flanders and Janine Kosel
Voyageur Press, 2009
Purpose: Make the historical pieces in the Vesterheim Museum available for knitters today.
One of my best knitting purchases in the past
|Ruth's Cap. Pompom, tassel, or leave as it is?
I knitted Ruth's Cap and found an error. The sample cap shows a picot edge on the hem but the pattern will produce a straight purled edge. Beware because the instructions for Ruth's Blanket will produce the same effect. The pattern instructions should produce the sample. Hopefully this type of error will be corrected in future printings. And yes, I have notified the publisher. Erratta are here but this is not yet listed. The publisher wrote that corrections are being made to the second edition.
Our Honeymoon Backpacking TripAfter camping through Norway (mostly in the rain) we were happy to arrive in Kjelbotn to cousin Elisabeth and her husband Magnus.
|Voss, Norway. June 1975
|Looking grave in the Ursin family graveyard at Lille Grosnaes, north or Tromsoe in northern Norway.
|Elisabeth and sheep.