Category Archives: children’s

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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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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The annual post about winter knitting

Here’s the first of the winter knitting: felted lopi slippers. They busted some stash that was about 10 years old (or maybe “only” 7) and they fulfil their intended purpose, so I am inclined to like them despite their lack … Continue reading

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Sheep

I took Tott to town today and at the bookstore we discovered “The Sheep that Jumped over the Fence.” In other news, the stash is being knit down, new patterns are being dreamed up, a novel is being written, and … Continue reading

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Winter knitting

A really great thing about having (relatively) small kids is the fact that one can knit an entire sweater from a single skein of yarn (more or less). Hey presto! Another raglan in Nøstebarn 2-ply merino (held double) for Tott, … Continue reading

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Some of my unfavourite things

I guess every knitter keeps a list of some items they’d rather never knit. Excluding the household items (dishcloths, pillow covers, rugs, etc) mine is short but drastic: socks and sweaters. But as you’ve likely noticed by now, dear reader, … Continue reading

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