Saturday, January 28, 2006

The Knitting Olympics

I've decided to join the Knitting Olympics. My challenge is to make this sweater between Feb 10th and the 26th.

It's a Dale of Norway cardigan, a base for a child's bunad*, done in Baby Ull on size 0 and 1 needles. I expect it to be quite difficult due to the color stranding, the needles, and the fact that it is the most complicated garment I will have made. Or made successfully.

*a bunad is Norwegian regional folk clothing, worn on special occasions. Adults only wear bunader from their part of Norway, while children often wear a more generic bunad consisting of black skirt or pants, white shirt and something red. Actually, no bunad contains a knitted garment, but the colors of the sweater are bunad-like. You can read about bunads at Husfliden. I hope to order mine at the local Husfliden when we go to Norway in April.

Sunday, January 22, 2006


Today I finally gave in and started a blog. Why? Well, mainly because I wanted to be able to share pictures with my friends.

To bike at Burning Man '05