Picasso and knitting

No Picasso did not knit, but still he is highly relevant. 

When you work in arts & crafts certain people seem to think that you should give away your work for pennies, or even better, for free.

What I hear again and again is that the price is too high for a download and watching a couple of videos.

Well, if that is how you see it, you...

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Coldplay & knitting

I am a HUGE Coldplay fan! HUGE fan! 

So what has that to do with knitting? At first glance, nothing. However when you look at bit closer there are a few things.

Thing is I am a fan of both - both knitting AND Coldplay! 

And one more thing. Earlier this month, Coldplay played in Paris, France and one of the concerts they...

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Something for everyone!

You might have seen it, that I asked you to classify yourself as to where you would place yourself on the knitting ladder - are you an absolute beginner, beginner, experienced or advanced knitter?

You might find it difficult to place yourself, and maybe you feel you are a litte of each? 

That is totally normal, knitting is a journey and it...

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Just google it!

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From time to time the sentence "Just google it" shows up in my feed.

And let's be fair, you can probably google most things in life ... and find the answer for free! Whether it is a question of becoming a car mechanic, becoming a pro photographer, earning your first million, booking a hotel - or learning to knit. There are a million good tips...

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Knitting is a journey - a journey of experiences!

If you have been with me for a while, you have probably heard it before. Not once, most likely several times as this is one of my mantras - knitting is a journey, a life long journey! A journey where you never stop learning, there will ALWAYS be something new crossing your knitting path. Whether you want to pick it up or not, is entirely up to...

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Cotton vs wool

Summer has finally found its way to Norway, it remains to be seen how long it lasts ... sometimes it lasts for a couple of weeks and then it is "gone". And by "gone" I mean temperatures are falling and it is raining most of the time 

Anyhow, after last weeks newsletter, a few of you came back and said it is too hot here - to even think...

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17 May is a day for celebration

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May 17 is the day we celebrate our independence. We have done that since 1814, men a group of influential men met and decided to break free from  the Swedes ;) Throughout history Norway, Sweden and Denmark have different periods when we all have been independent, two of us have been together and sometimes all three. But in 1814 Norway...

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Norwegian, Icelandic, Latvian or FairIsle?

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So, last week you got a short geography lesson about the Nordics. This week I will give you a short overview of the differences between the knitting from the various areas. The history of the different knittings are quite closely knit (pun intended) together, but we have developed slightly different features to our knitting, based on the wool...

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Norway, Scandinavia, Nordic or FairIsle

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Ok, folks! I am constantly being asked about the differences between the terminology and knitting from the different countries in our northern corner of the world. So let's get this straight :) 

Let´s do the geography today and then knitting part next week. 

The Nordics are: Iceland (orange), Norway (green), Sweden...

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There is one question I get all the time

In fact, there are actually many questions I get all the time, but among one there are a few that pops up even more often than others and one of those are: Are you ok with me making a little twist on your pattern when I knit it?

The answer is of course YES!

We have different knitting techniques, some master one and others another. If you...

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