This is where I draw inspiration. This amazing autumn fills me up and gives me energy, I love going out when it is storming outside and just walk in the rain and the wind, the only issue is my glasses, they have a tendency of fogging up but that doesn’t really matter for I get to be outside and feel the power of nature and it is just wonderful. I, like most people, prefer nice when I have to go outside but when it is optional it can be wonderful with a light storm. This liking might not be as good for my camera as it is for me since it regularly gets really wet but it has lasted this far and it’s totally worth it. I’m hoping for a little bad weather tomorrow…
Responding to Charity’s comment on hat fever “This is so beautiful! Any tips for finding/navigating the Norwegian indie market? I see some beautiful knits on Instagram, but I don’t know how to find the patterns.”
I’m not an expert on the area having only discovered the community about 6 months ago, but this is what I have found.
A lot of the discussion is going on on instagram, this is where new patterns are presented and discussed. Some of my favorite designers accounts are.
- sandnesgarn (one of the big yarn companies, patterns are only sold in print, in yarn shops carrying their yarn)
- morsinehjerter – Amazing pictures of beautiful knit wear
- Paelas – This is my absolute favorite for kids wear. (Norwegian and English after some time)
- Pickles – A lot of simple designs for women, men and kids, easy to knit but still modern and fun. (Norwegian and English)
- Ministrikk – Baby and kids wear. (Norwegian and English)
- Pinneguru – Colour work
- Tiddelibom– Baby wear
- Marianne J. Bjerkman/knitsandpieces – A new designer mostly kids wear.
- Surrehue – Kids wear
- Malsen og mor
- Sandnes garn – One of the big yarn companies, with wonderful patterns and only sold in print, in yarn stores carrying their yarn.
- Dale garn – I have never knitted with their yarn nor used any or their patterns so I have no idea how they are, only sold in print, in yarn stores carrying their yarn.
- Drops garnstudio – I don’t like drops, many of the yarns have a lower quality and the designs are cryptic and include a lot of mistakes in them although they are free and if you follow the norwegian instructions there aren’t as many mistakes in them as in the translated instructions.
There are endless of beautiful Norwegian and Danish knitting books especially for baby and toddler wear, these are books that I like.
- Strikk til mamma og mini – Charlott Pettersen
- Kofteboken – Lene Holme Samsøe, Liv Sandvik Jakobsen
- Børnestrik på pinde 3½ – 4 , Babystrik på pinde 3 1/2 – 4 , Babystrik på pinde 3 – Lene Holme Samsøe
- Strikk til barn – Marte Helgetun
- Lullybay knits /Strikkede babydrømme (Danish but very popular) – Vibe Ulrik Søndergaard
- Fin stickat (Danish, Swedish, Norwegian)- Helga Isager
- Knit for your kid (danish) – Susie Haumann
- Isager (English)
Just because I’m Swedish lets throw in the Swedish designers as well
- Maria Magnusson
- Clara Falk
- Ingalill Johansson
- Kamilla Svanlund
- Emma Andersson
- Maja Karlsson
- Maria Näslund
- and me docksjö design
This cute silk shorts and camisole night sett in pail pink with white lace.
Colourd with white collar.
blue with white neckband and straps
amazing green coat
this looks like Kate Davies Ursula Cardigan
Lace + beautiful buttoned blouse
It’s a beautiful film desplaying the importens of equal rights for men and woman as well as within the society structure. I watched it a few time first for the story and then for the costumes. There are beautiful details hidden every where, a beautiful brooch, lots of amazing hats and coats.
That collar and tiny rows of lace
It about woman that during the war worked with decryption and analyzing that start solving crimes the police can’t handle correctly.
I can’t remember the name of this one but the blouse.
Madmen 60’s PR office
Breathless 60’a hospital drama
Would int it be nice to have a caplet like this, something to trow over whatever you’r wearing.