Author Archives: Fleinhøy aka Lanja

Train trip through the Eastfold

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Fibre art

During the Dutch Golden Age, Quirijn van Brekelenkam painted scenes of men spinning. It seems that his compatriot Jacob van Toorenvliet (1640-1719) then painted the next step in the yarn-production process: And I’ve been working diligently on the next step: … Continue reading

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Idunn dreams of apple trees

It’s the middle of winter and the Norse goddess Idun is dreaming of apple trees in the spring. Perhaps you too need some respite from the great greyness — in which case consider casting on this cowl! Stripes, lace, and … Continue reading

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The Little Red Dragon and the Boy Clothed with the Sun

As the end of the year approaches, the exorbitant amount of stash begins to weigh more heavily on my conscience. Having excavated a half-knitted baby Bog Jacket (abandoned due to lack of yarn) I decided to frog it entirely and, … Continue reading

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Looking a lot like Christmas!

  Some classic Christmas songs in Norwegian — the kids’ version:   And the not-kids’ version:   Also, a knitting update! Sorry for the awful photography — not that I’ve ever wielded a camera with any proficiency, but it’s even … Continue reading

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Christmas Music

In the event that you can’t bear to listen one more over-jolly rendition of Frosty the Snowman, let me present you with an alternate Christmas playlist.   Or if you prefer a classical Christmas:

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Selfish sweater

In order to make myself feel better about buying yarn (i.e. expanding the stash) I’ve developed the rule that it isn’t actually stash if it’s cast on right away. Therefore, Black Friday’s bounty doesn’t really count, since it’s well on … Continue reading

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