because I use Facebook so much. I do realize I have
friends that are not posting there. I have also been
corresponding on Ravelry with knitters. Right now
there is a KAL (knitalong) under "Stranded" on my
pattern "Stars of the Rising Sun". Any readers are very
welcome to join in. It is very simple and free to join
Ravelry @ www.ravelry.com This was a new construction
for a cardigan with a yoke for my patterns and under
Ravelry I can give you all the tutelage
|Completed pieces ready to join|
the yoke and then. holding a few stitches under the arms, join all the pieces
at once... lots of stitches! But the decreases come quickly and it is all
downhill from there! Maybe the best part is there is very little stitching
|New Feb 2017 Thor's Star|
|Kauni EN in new swatch|
|4 day old Thor!|
Norwegian culture! From Thor himself with permission of course.
https://thornews.com/ He has a fabulous wall paper! After some
research, I found one mitten pattern from Selbu with this same star
(more filled in in the center) in my new glorious book on Selbu mittens
and gloves. "Selbuvotter" by Anne Bårdsgård. It is on page 102 the
You will not care at all the the book is i norsk, with nearly 300 pages
of charts! I just weighed it... 3.03 lbs!!! No wonder it costs so much
to mail it from Norway! it is available in the US from
Schoolhouse Press. In my pattern I tell how I get the
kauni to match the body. It is a very long color repeat yarn, from
Denmark and perfectly matches my Norwegian Rauma Finullgarn. I do not
sell the Kauni, but it can be purchased easily at Lucy Neatby
It takes 2 150gm balls for either of my sweaters. My patterns may be
purchased at Norsk Needlework or on Ravelry.
I started obtaining the Rauma yarns wholesale because I use it
pretty much exclusively. I have been having 2 shows a year locally.
For this and teaching I am obtaining a stock of Finull. If any of
you want to purchase this yarn directly from me send me an e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org and I will let you know what is
in stock or what I can easily order.
Now I am immersed in learning some Estonian knitting techniques:
This is the "Pisqu" stocking pattern available for Free on Ravelry and shows
the KihnuTroi cast on and the Vikkle braid. Both are fully described in the
pattern. I have also ordered a huge new book on Estonian Knitting directly
from Estonia. Estonian Knitting 1 http://saara.ee/category/uudised.
Here you will have to use Google translate unless you know Estonian,
but the big book is in English. I have not seen it yet but checking my
mailbox daily! They are planning more books too. I am an unqualified
book addict!!! Many of the techniques, patterns and pictures are from a
museum: The Estonian National museum. Check the pattern, also free,
from Anu Pink: Old Runo Gloves. This is what got me started.
|Jerusalem by Thea Gouverneur|
|Close up of Mary Magdalene Church|
|complete picture in kit|
but it is progressing and I have even ordered the Amsterdam kit.
Yes... I am an addict! At least the results are really cool.