Even when I am on holiday I need to be doing something with my hands as soon as I sit down. I still don’t understand what made me decide to leave my knitting needles at home?! I deeply regretted it every single day!
With no knitting, no internet connection I was forced to re-adapt myself to reading. Where have the days gone when I used to devour books …
I discovered this great small book about a 47 years old woman who has a knitting blog!
The book has been on the bestseller lists for a while in Belgium and France and many countries have bought the translation rights. An English translation already exists “The list of my desires”. I am very fond of the typical cynical French humor. It’s a short book with themes like happiness, love and materialism.
In essence, it’s a story about how hard it has become to live a modest life and be just fine with it and how hard it is to protect this type of happiness. I recommend it, especially to all the knitting bloggers.
First of all, I would like to apologize for the poor quality of the picture with the sweaters, but it’s the only one I took.
Before going to Norway, I read that almost every Norwegian village has its knitting store, so I had great expectations of a suitcase full of new yarn. It didn’t happen. Dedicated yarn shops were hard to find. It’s very easy however to find yarn in supermarkets or small local shops. But once you’ve become a passionate knitter like me, you’re not easily satisfied with just any yarn. I finally brought home 2 skeins of 2-ply untreated merino wool from a Norwegian branch “Nostebarn”.
I keep getting inspired by the beautiful handknitted sweaters, mittens, gloves, hats, etc with traditional Scandinavian designs and patterns. In Bergen you could really find them from one shop to the next and they seem to have gained the status of an enormous touristic attraction.
I’m sure it’ll be one of my knitting projects for next winter.