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INSPIRATION

TO NEW BEGINNINGS

Thoughts Posted on 21 Aug, 2019 09:12:21

new beginning
Every now and then we all need a fresh start. To make room for something new to grow, and to find another perspective. Maybe the first steps are hesitant. Maybe the direction not yet is clear. But there is movement, a sign of will.

After the second world war there was an urge among people to move forward and leave the past behind. In the northern part of Norway there still are some traces from that time, like this rusty old barbed wire.

This design is called Spire, which is Norwegian for sprout. It has got colours from both the nature and the rusty barbed wire. The past, the present and the future.

The knitted female sweater Spire, the Norwegian word for sprout.



PLAYFUL

Thoughts Posted on 07 Jun, 2019 12:04:30

What if a garment could think? Or what if it could dream? Which person would it prefer to belong to?



MADE FOR MOVEMENT

People Posted on 24 May, 2019 09:52:42


You might say that’s the nature of the human beings; they are made for movement. Our body is not satisfied to just stand still, even though that it will need to rest too.

A nice walk gives a lot of benefits. Fresh air, movement and joy. And it is one of the best ways to think things through. Let your mind flow while walking.

Choose clothes after the weather and what makes you comfortable.

That was the thought behind the vest Boy. To have a garment that’s both comfortable and warm enough.

Pattern site for the knitted vest Boy. Made for movement.



SIMPLICITY

Technique Posted on 08 Feb, 2019 13:11:16

Markers in different colours.

Most knitters have experienced the need of using markers when knitting. One of the easiest ways to do it is to use threads. They will give a lot of information while working.

First, the threads will make you notice whenever there is time to stop for making an increase or a decrease, or something else you would like to be reminded.

Second, the threads can help you to count rounds. Just put the end of it over to the other side when you reach the right number.

Third, let the threads tell you which part of the work you have reached. One colour for the sides, one colour for midst back, and so on.

Just find what’s work for you.

By the way, this is going to be a bolero.

Closeup thread marker.



THERE’S A LOT OF DIFFERENT LINES IN OUR LIVES.

Items Posted on 27 Aug, 2018 17:23:04

train track lines
The lines in our lives are easier to see after they are made than along the road. Some of them looks like they were “meant to be”, while other lines were neither planned nor welcomed. Altogether they make the path of our lives and represent experiences that we can use in other situations.

This vest from Aud B is called Linjer. It’s Norwegian and refers to the lines in a train track. The idea came one day Aud B was waiting for the tram, and she watched the beauty of the lines, and how similar they look knitted fabric where the technique garter is used.

Pattern site for the knitted vest Linjer.



THE BEAUTY OF LEAVES

Nature Posted on 09 Jun, 2018 20:39:46

One of the things many of us long the most for after the winter, is to see the trees turn green again, and all the leaves moving in the wind. Some of them different in shape, but still they have a lot in common. Like the line in the middle, and the tip.

The design Shrug Leaf is obvious inspired of leaves. Each of the main parts has the line in the middle, and a tip. The main parts are knitted, and then they are assembled by crocheting. The crocheted part gives a little space and air between each leaf.

The shrug is fun to make, and very comfortable to wear.

Pattern site shrug Leaf.



WHAT SIGNALS ARE YOU SENDING?

People Posted on 28 Feb, 2018 19:44:51

Either you are conscious about it or not, you are sending signals to the world around you all the time. Some signals through body language, some through expressions and some through your clothing. Even though it’s written a lot about this theme, it is still of interest. Probably because things change, and do affect our behaviour and what’s accepted or not. Advises form yesterday have to be updated.

Signals through clothing have changed maybe more than the others over the years. Not always fast, but still a change.

Some of the traditional costumes in Norway show which of the women who was married or not. This “bunad” from Fana is an example. The unmarried girls should use blue ribbons, and the married ones should use green ribbons. Nowadays a wedding ring has the same function.

The April joke from The Norwegian Trekking Association in 2014 was made on this theme. For those who would take the traditional hiking tour in the mountains for the Easter, they recommended to where hats of different colours. Those who wanted to signal that they were in a relationship, should wear a red hat, and they who were single should wear a
green hat. If it of some reason was difficult to decide, they recommended wearing a yellow hat. People loved the idea, and started practice it the very same Easter. This was the inspiration for the hat pattern Single Or Not from Aud B.

Pattern site for the hat Single Or Not



IT IS NICE TO COOPERATE

People Posted on 18 Jan, 2018 11:17:36

Birds cooperate

How much fun isn’t it to work together with someone, who has a complete different way of thinking, and add new points of view to a subject?

When two people put their heads together, they will meet a task with their individual perspective and knowledge, even if they should have the same background in education and experience. Because there will always be some parts of their life that has been different, besides the distinctions between personalities.

It is really interesting to get to know another perspective, to see a task from a new angle. Very often it gives a wider view, and more opportunities for which solution to choose.

To cooperate with a six-year-old, gives indeed some new angles. And whatever thoughts one might have about what’s possible or not, they will have to be thought once again. Because a six-year-old will not leave a question open, or accept something as a problem without being given a very good reason.

This jacket, Duo, is the result of cooperation between mother and son. He wanted both Superman and Batman on his jacket, and his mother thought that would be quite difficult to manage in a pattern for knitting. Her six-year-old insisted on how easy it would be, and draw the motives from his point of view, into a chart. Of course the two superheroes on the jacket are not look-alike to the originals, but the six-year-old had made a motive he was happy with. And he had shown his mother a new angle to work on further with the design.

The jacket Duo. A cooperation between mother and son.



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