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I am really excited today, as the Kickstarter for the English version of my book ‘Sjaler Nordfra’ has launched.

Take a look at the Kickstarter here: Nordic Shawls – a knitting book

My publisher, Signe, and I have been working towards this moment for the past year – since just after we published the Danish book – so it’s almost a bit strange to finally be here and have the campaign live.

The English version – Nordic Shawls – will be exactly the same book as the Danish, just in English. That is it will have the 18 shawl patterns inspired by the wild Nordic nature and mythology, the beautiful drawings and pictures, a hardcover finish, and high quality print.

You can almost think of supporting the Kickstarter as a way of preordering the book, as we already have translated the book and when the Kickstarter ends in 30 days, we will be ready to send the book to the printer, so there will be very little waiting time before we can begin shipping the books.

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Please take a look at the Kickstarter if you think this sounds good – there are also some rather good extra rewards tied to this campaign.

Also, if you have any possibility to share the news about this campaign, I would be very grateful, so please share it with anybody and everybody – the more the merrier.

Kampagnen for den engelske version af ‘Sjaler Nordfra’ er gået i gang, og jeg håber selvfølgelig på, at det lykkes at komme i mål, så ‘Nordic Shawls’ bliver en realitet. Hvis I har lyst, vil det være en stor hjælp, hvis I hjælper med at sprede nyheden – på blogs, på Instagram, twitter, facebook og hvor I ellers befinder jer – måske I kender nogen, der vil være interesseret?

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Det var ikke kun de fine museer og landskaber, der var attraktionen i Edinburgh. Det lykkedes mig nemlig at finde og nyde en af byens gode garnbutikker. Jeg havde læst om nogle af butikkerne på Karies blog og var fast besluttet på at finde mindst en og få kigget (læs: gramset) på noget skotsk garn.

I wasn’t only interested in the interesting museums and the beautiful landscapes on our recent visit to Edinburgh. I had a mission, and succeeded, in finding and enjoying one of the city’s yarn shops. I had read about some of them on Karie’s blog, and was determined to find at least one and get a chance to look at (i.e. pet) some Scottish yarn.

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Jeg valgte at gå efter Kathy’s Knits, der lå i en behagelig afstand fra, hvor vi boede, og jeg fortrød ikke valget. Butikken har et ret fantastisk udvalg af forskellige britiske garnmærker og rigtig mange spændende bøger. Jeg faldt lidt i snak med den søde kvinde, der stod i butikken den dag, og det viste sig, at det var Lucy Hague, som har lavet en ganske vidunderlig bog med de mest fantastiske sjaler med snoninger inspireret af keltiske mønstre. Hendes bog var jeg selvfølgelig nødt til at købe, og Lucy var sød nok til ikke blot at signere den for mig, men også stille op til et foto til bloggen.

I chose to aim for Kathy’s Knits, which was situated reasonably close to where we were staying, and I didn’t regret my choice. The shop has a fantastic selection of British yarns, and a multitude of interesting books. I chatted quite a bit with the lovely lady, who took care of the shop on that day, and it turned out that she was no other than Lucy Hague, who has written and absolutely wonderful book with the most amazing shawls with cables inspired by traditional celtic patterns. I absolutely had to buy the book, and Lucy was kind enough to not only sign it for me, but to pose for a photo for the blog as well. Thank you, Lucy, it was a pleasure speaking with you.

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Jeg brugte temmelig lang tid på at beslutte mig for, hvilket garn jeg skulle have med hjem (løsningen med en af hver var fristende, men alligevel en smule for dyr). Men valget faldt på 6 fed af Dovestone fra baa ram ewe, forhåbentlig nok til en cardigan til mig selv. Jeg måtte også have en enkelt bog mere, nemlig “Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook” af Felicity Ford. Jeg følger Felicity på flere sociale medier og er meget inspireret af hende, så en metodebog om flerfarvestrik var helt perfekt.

I ended up spending a rather long time in the shop dithering between this yarn and that and trying to decide what to buy (the solution of picking “one of each” was tempting, but unfortunately not an option). The choice ended up being 6 hanks of Dovestone from baa ram ewe, hopefully they will be enough for a cardigan for myself. I also had to have another book, the “Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook” by Felicity Ford. I am quite inspired by Felicity’s work, so a sourcebook on picking colours for stranded knitting was just perfect.

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Det var en stor fornøjelse at besøge Kathy’s Knits, og oplevelsen kan absolut anbefales.

It was a huge pleasure to visit Kathy’s Knits, and the experience is highly recommendable.

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Min søde strikkedesignerkollega Charlotte Kaae er udkommet med et rigtig fint og farverigt hæfte med strikkemodeller til børn. ‘Strik og Mal’ indeholder 10 skønne designs, og der er både, trøjer, tæpper, puder, applikationer og bukser imellem. Hæftet lægger op til en fælles skaberproces mellem børn og den voksne strikker – måske kan det endda være udgangspunktet for at få nogle af børnene til at strikke?

My utterly sweet knitting designer colleague Charlotte Kaae has just recently published a really sweet and charming booklet with knit designs for kids. ‘Knit and Paint’ (litteral translation) contains 10 sweet and cool designs, ranging from sweaters and cardigans, to pants, pillows, blankets and applications. The booklet invites to a shared creative process between the child and the adult knitter – and maybe it can even be the gateway for getting the child interested in knitting themselves?

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Charlotte har begået en genistreg i at gøre grafisk gobelin – gobelinstrik – intarsia (kært barn, mange navne) til en leg, bl.a. ved at vise, hvordan man eller ens børn nemt selv kan designe et mønster ved brug af Hama perleplader. Det er rigtig godt tænkt, og jeg har da planer om, at mine drenge skal lave et design til en trøje selv.

Charlotte has had a stroke of genious by making gobelin knitting, also known and dreaded as intarsia to a simple, playful thing. She shows you how to make a design template using Hama beads – easy as that. It is a very good idea, and she gives beautiful examples and guidelines, and I must admit that I’m thinking about allowing the boys to design their own sweater that way.

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Jeg spurgte Charlotte, om jeg måtte stille et par spørgsmål i anledning af denne blogpost, og hun var venlig nok til at lege med.

Q: Hvad er din sværeste yndlingsfarve – altså en du rigtig godt kan lide, med som du måske har det lidt svært med at gå med selv?

A: Min sværeste yndlingsfarve er grøn, altså græsgrøn. Jeg elsker den, bruger den en masse til andre, men går ikke rigtig selv med den.

Q: Hvis du havde et par måneder til bare at strikke det du allerhelst ville til dig selv, hvad ville det så være?

A: Hvis jeg skulle strikke til mig selv, ville det blive til et par bukser ala dem fra bogen, bare med flere detaljer, så som lommer og knapper i taljen.

Q: Hvilket motiv skulle din rævecardigan have?

A: Motivet skulle helt sikkert være et hjerte med en lille tekst, eller to katte 🙂

I asked Charlotte, if I could ask a few questions for this blogpost, and she graciously agreed to play along.

Q: What is your most difficult favorite colour – that is one that you love, but perhaps feel don’t suit you to wear?

A: My most difficult favorite colour is green, that is grass green. I love it, use it a lot for others, but never really wear it myself.

Q: If you had a couple of months just to knit something for yourself, what would it be?

A: If I should knit something for myself, it would be a pair of pants like the ones in the booklet, just with a lot more details like pockets and buttons at the waist.

Q: Which motif should your “fox cardigan” feature?

A: It would certainly be a heart with a little quote, or two cats 🙂

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Charlotte har også været så sød at sponsorere en lille giveaway her på bloggen, så hvis du kunne have lyst til at vinde et eksemplar af hendes hæfte ‘Strik og Mal – Grafisk Gobelinstrik’, så kan du lægge et lod i puljen ved at skrive en kommentar til denne blogpost inden midnat (dansk tid) søndag d. 15. november 2015 og fortælle mig, om I nogensinde har prøvet at strikke gobelinstrik før? Så vil jeg trække lod blandt de indkomne kommentarer hurtigst muligt derefter.

Giveaway’en er overstået og vinderen er kommentar nr. 16 – Toirot. Tillykke! Jeg har sendt en e-mail til dig. Tak til jer alle for at lege med – det var sjovt at høre om jeres erfaringer med gobelinstrik.

Charlotte has been kind enough to sponsor a little giveaway on my blog, so if you’d like to win a copy of her new booklet (which is in Danish), just leave a comment on this blogpost before midnight (Danish time) on Sunday 15th of November, where you tell me if you’ve ever tried knitting intarsia before? I’ll draw a winner among the comments as soon as possible afterwards.

The giveaway is closed and I’ve drawn a winner – comment nr. 16 – Toirot. Congratulations! I’ve sent you an e-mail. Thanks to all the rest of you for playing along  – it was fun reading about your different experiences with intarsia.

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Det er jo ikke nogen hemmelighed, at jeg elsker Grønland. Derfor var jeg også rigtig nysgerrig efter at få fingrene i Annette Danielsens nye strikkebog med inspiration fra Grønland. Jeg skal være ærlig og sige, at da jeg blot så billederne af modellerne, tænkte jeg egentlig, at de var da fine, men at jeg ikke helt kunne forstå al snakken. Men på Fanø Strikkefestivallen havde jeg muligheden for både at se modellerne i virkeligheden (og prøve et par af dem på), samt bladre i bogen, og så var jeg faktisk solgt.

I probably don’t surprise any of you by admitting that I love Greenland. So when I heard that Annette Danielsen had made a new book with inspiration from Greenland, I was rather eager to see it. I will be the first to admit, that when I first just saw the pictures of the models, I thought that they were pretty, but that I couldn’t understand what the fuss was about. Fast forward to Fanø Strikkefestival, where I had the opportunity to see the models in the wool (and try a few of them on) and hold the book in my hands, which resulted in my being completely sold.

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Det er muligvis den flotteste strikkebog med den mest sammenhængende fortælling, som jeg har set. Jeg er ret vild med ideen om at forfølge en visuel inspirationskilde, sådan at bogen jo faktisk ender op med at være en strikkefortolkning af nogle smukke fotos, som de tog på en tur på Grønland.

It is probably the most beautiful knitting book with the most cohesive story, I’ve ever seen. I really love the idea of following a visual source of inspiration, which means the book ends up being a knitted interpretation of the beautiful photos, they took in Greenland.

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Der er 16 modeller i bogen, 2 kjoler og 14 trøjer og cardigans. Flere af dem bliver jeg nødt til at strikke på et eller andet tidspunkt her i livet. Særlig er jeg forelsket i ‘Isbjerg‘, som jeg prøvede på Annettes stand på Fanø, men også ‘Sort is’ er på drømme-strikke-ønskelisten herhjemme. Alle designs er illustreret med smukke billeder af de visuelle inspirationskilder fra Grønland, detalje fotos af modellen og en fin stregtegning. At der så også er et gennemgående tema med fine grønlandske “grafiske landskaber”, gør det jo bare endnu bedre.

There are 16 designs in the book, 2 dresses and 14 sweaters and cardigans. There are several that I feel I must knit at some point in the future. I’m especially in love with ‘Black Ice’ and ‘Iceberg‘, which I tried on at Annettes booth on Fanø. Both are on my dream-wish-knitting-list. All of the designs are illustrated with beautiful pictures of the visual source of inspiration from Greenland, pretty shots of details on the models and a lovely drawing of the design. The cohesive theme of pretty “illustrated landscapes” for each design just adds an extra level of beauty.

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Prikken over i’et for mig er dog, at jeg havde fornøjelsen af at se Annette fortælle om modellerne og inspirationen bag dem på Fanø Strikkefestival. Det var en rigtig stor fornøjelse, for hun er et fortællemæssigt naturtalent. Særligt kommer jeg nok aldrig til at glemme konstateringen om, at det var svært at strikke “Grønlænderhunde”, for hvordan fanger man egentlig lyden af en hundeslædetur over sneen og lugten af hundene (og angsten for at de skider på en). Som Annette så fint og tørt konstaterede, så nøjedes hun med sporene i sneen og de filtrede skagler, og lod resten være i minderne.

The absolute top point, however, has to be the wonderful presentation that I saw Annette make on Fanø Strikkefestival. She talked about each design and the construction of it, the special details and the inspiration behind it. It was a great pleasure as she is a story telling genious. I’ll probably never forget how she rather dryly commented that making the “Grønlænderhunde” (i.e. sledge dogs) was rather difficult, because how would you capture the sound of the sledge across the snow and the smell of the dogs (and the fear of them shitting on you). As Annette said, she’d narrowed it down to the tracks in the snow and the tangle of the lines and let the rest be preserved in memories.

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Jeg synes, at hvis I ikke allerede har haft mulighed for at kigge på bogen, så bør I “bladre” lidt i den på Annettes hjemmeside og se, om også I bliver fanget. Jeg er i hvert fald helt solgt.

I must say, that I think it’s a beauty and would recommend that if you haven’t already seen it – try “browsing” through it on Annette’s homepage and see what you think.

Jeg var til arrangementet “en aften med Hanne Falkenberg”, som Sommerfuglen stod for i går aftes. Det var rigtig hyggeligt, charmerende og faktisk også inspirerende. Hanne Falkenberg har helt utrolig mange års erfaring som designer og strikker, og selvom det ikke er det mest strukturerede eller lærerige foredrag, jeg har været til, så var det måske et af de mest hjertevarme og charmerende. Hun havde nærværd og viste en utrolig glæde ved at møde alle de strikkere, der var til stede. Jeg har været fan af Hanne Falkenberg i en hel del år – sådan cirka ligeså længe, som jeg har været strikker. Jeg er vild med hendes tidsløse designs, også dem af dem, som jeg aldrig vil komme til at strikke selv. Den geometriske tilgang og hendes næsten dogmeagtige regler om “aldrig to farver på samme pind” og “ingen sammensyning” og “kun i mit eget garn, for det holder jeg så meget af” kan jeg beundre og respektere.

I went to “an evening with Hanne Falkenberg”, which Sommerfuglen had arranged yesterday evening. It was a cozy, charming and actually rather inspirering evening. Hanne Falkenberg has an incredible number of years of experience as a knitter and designer, and though it perhaps wasn’t the most structured or instructive presentations I’ve sat through, it was rather the most heartfelt and charming. She was gratious and had a presence and an incredible and humbling joy in meeting all the knitters that were there. I have been a fan of Hanne Falkenberg almost as long as I have been a knitter. I love her simple and timeless designs, including the ones that I would never knit myself. I can admire and respect the simple lines and geometrically shapes and her almost dogma style rules of “never two colours on the same row” and “(almost) no seaming” and “only in my own yarn, because I love it so dearly”.

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Jeg havde en lille mission denne aften. Som så mange andre strikkere har jeg købt Mange Masker, der jo som bekendt er en rigtig fin strikkebog, med designs fra 25 danske designere. Nu kender jeg en håndfuld af dem på forhånd, så deres autografer fik jeg hurtigt tiltusket mig, men nu er der jo så gået sport i den, og det er min mission, at jeg skal have signeret resten af bogens opskrifter af de designere, der har lavet dem. I går fik jeg Hanne Falkenbergs autograf på Drip Drop, og som den ægte og tigerdyrsagtige fangirl jeg nu engang er, fik jeg også lov til at få et billede sammen med Hanne. Mobilfotos er nu aldrig helt gode, men det er nu stadig et fint og godt minde om en rigtig god oplevelse.

Besides having an enjoyable evening, I had a mission yesterday. As many others, I’ve bought Mange Masker (lit.trans. Many Stitches), which is a knitting book with one design from each of 25 contemporary Danish designers. I know and am friends with a handful of them, and got them to sign their designs in the book for me, and that set me on a mission. That mission being to get the rest of the book’s designs signed by their designer. Yesterday, Hanne Falkenberg signed Drip Drop, and as an added bonus (for the true and tiggerish fangirl that I am and always will be) I got to have my picture taken with Hanne (yay!). Mobile phone photos will never be perfect (yet), but it is still a really wonderful memory of a lovely experience.

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I dag er sidste chance for at deltage i lodtrækningen om Rachels bog “Ti Trøjer” (læg en kommentar her), så jeg synes, det måtte være passende, hvis jeg nu viste mine favoritter frem. Det er ikke helt nemt at vælge, og så alligevel for “Ti” stjal mit hjerte med det samme. Både farve og teknik og hele looket er jo hamrende godt. Den trøje er krøbet ret så langt op på listen over ‘ting, jeg ville strikke, hvis jeg havde tid’.

Today is the last day where you can enter my draw to win Rachel’s book “Ti Trøjer”, so I thought it appropriate if I showed, which cardigans are my favorites. It wasn’t that easy, because all ten of them are beautiful, but then again “Ti” (ten) stole my heart from the first moment I saw it. The colour combination, the technique, and the complete look for the cardigan is over the top WOW! This particular cardigan has crawled quite high on the list over ‘Things I Would Knit If I Had Time’.

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Det var straks en hel del sværere, at udvælge de næste favoritter, men “Fire” blev jeg ved med at vende tilbage til. Den ser bare så skøn og hyggelig og brugbar ud. Jeg er sikker på, at den ville få fast plads i rotationen i mit klædeskab, ikke mindst på råkolde januardage, eller på sommerhusferier i foråret og efteråret, hvor man mere eller mindre bare bor en i dejlig trøje.

It was quite a bit harder to choose the next favorites, but I kept returning to “Four“. It looks utterly cozy (and beautiful, but that goes almost without saying) and wearable. I am sure it would be a favorite on cold January days or when spending a spring or autumn weekend in a cabin – and I could definetely see myself wearing it all the time during my next holiday in Greenland (a place perfect for sweater wearing!).

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Den sidste favorit er “Otte“, som er endnu en stjernetrøje (ja, jeg kan godt lide stjerner i strik). Endnu en enkelt, smuk og meget Rachelsk trøje. Jeg kunne sagtens se mig bruge den på arbejde – det er måske den af alle trøjerne, jeg bedst ville kunne bruge i arbejdshverdagen (jeg arbejder et temmelig konservativt sted, men kan dog alligevel slippe afsted med at gå i striktrøjer).

The last favorite in this round is “Eight“, which is another star embossed cardigan (yes, I like stars in my knitting). Once again a beautiful, simple and very Rachel-type cardigan. I can easily see myself wearing it at work – perhaps this is the one cardigan from the book, which would be most easy to fit into my work-day wardrobe (I work in a rather concervative business, but can still wear my knitted beauties most of the time).

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“Otte” (c) Rachel Søgaard & Kira Brandt

Egentlig er det lidt morsomt, at det måske ikke er den mest “brugbare” trøje, jeg drømmer mest om at strikke, men den som jeg tror er sjovest at strikke. Jeg er nu helt sikker på, at jeg ville gå meget med “Ti”, hvis den nogensinde bliver strikket, men en del af fristelsen ligger helt sikkert også i de teknikker, der er brugt. På den måde er jeg nok ret meget en proces-strikker, altså en hvor en ret stor del af fornøjelsen ligger i selve strikningen og ikke nødvendigvis i forventningen til det færdige stykke strik. Hvad med jer? Hvordan vælger I, hvilke trøjer I har lyst til at strikke?

As I write this post, it strikes me that it’s rather funny that it isn’t the most practical cardigan, which I dream of making first, but rather the one, I think would be most fun to knit. I’m pretty certain that I’d wear “Ten” <u>a lot</u>, if I ever knit it, but a great part of the lure lies in the techniques. In that way, I’m probably more of a proces knitter, i.e. one who gets a great deal of enjoyment in the knitting proces and not necessarily in the finished knit. What about you? How do you choose which garments you’d like to knit?

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Det har været en dejlig dag i dag, og en af årsagerne er så særdeles strikkerelateret. Jeg har nemlig været til reception for Rachel Søgaard ude hos Rasmilla i anledningen af udgivelsen af Rachels fine nye bog “Ti Trøjer“. Det var virkelig hyggeligt, og der var rigtig mange mennesker. Nu var jeg så heldig, at jeg var den første, der ankom, så jeg fik et par gode billeder inden menneskemylderet satte ind.

It has been a lovely day today, and one of the reasons for that is absolutely knit-related. It so happens that I have been at the reception for Rachel Søgaard at Rasmilla to celebrate the publication of Rachel’s new, rather wonderful, book “Ti Trøjer” (Ten Cardigans). It was a lovely gathering of a truckload of people. I was lucky enough to have arrived before the crowd, so I got a couple of good pictures before the shop was packed tight with people.

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Jeg kender Rachel fra mit strikkenetværk (Copenhagen Knitwork), og hun er en af de mest arbejdssomme mennesker, jeg kender. Jeg er dybt imponeret over hele hendes tilgang og proces med udgivelsen af denne bog, og jeg håber (og er egentlig ret sikker) på, at det bliver en stor succes. Bogen indeholder, nok ikke så overraskende, ti smukke cardigans, af den slags som Rachel selv ville have lyst til at strikke og tage på – det er altså nærmest ti yndlingstrøjer. Bogen er allerede lagt ind på Ravelry, så dem, der måtte have adgang kan se nærmere på dem via dette link. Jeg håber, at Rachel har lyst til at fortsætte selvudgivelserne, for det kan da vist kun blive godt.

I know Rachel from my network of knitting designers (Copenhagen Knitwork), and she is one of the most diligent persons, I know. I am in awe over her work ethic and her approach and proces in making this book, and I hope (actually, I’m pretty certain) that it will be a succes for her. The book contains ten beautiful cardigans (not that much of a surprise, given the name), of the kind that Rachel would want to knit and wear herself – in point of fact you could call it ten favorite cardigans. The book is already in Ravelry’s library, so you can get a better look at all ten via this link. I hope, Rachel will want to continue in this venture of self-publication, because I’m certain she’s got at least a couple of good books in her yet.

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Som en lille nytårgave til læsere af bloggen købte jeg en ekstra bog i dag og fik Rachel til at skrive en lille hilsen i den. Den kan vindes ved at lægge en kommentar til denne blogpost inden midnat på fredag (d. 24. januar), så trækker jeg lod blandt kommentarerne på lørdag. Held og lykke 🙂 Lodtrækningen er forbi, og vinderen er blevet trukket. Tak for deltagelsen.

As a little New Year gift to the readers of this blog I bought an extra book today and got Rachel to sign it for one of you. You can win it by writing a comment on this blog post before midnight on Friday (January 24th). I’ll draw a winner among the comments on Saturday. Before any of you English speaking readers put your comment in the pot, you should know that the book is only in Danish, but if that doesn’t scare you, you are more than welcome to leave a comment too 🙂 Good luck! Contest is closed and the winner has been announced.

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Det er vel ikke nogen stor hemmelighed længere, at jeg er ret vild med Lene Holme Samsøe og hendes design. Hun har lige selv-udgivet to nye hæfter “Babystrik på pinde 3½-4” og “Børnestrik på pinde 3½-4” og sendte mig to eksemplarer af babystrikhæftet fordi LB var en af de søde små modeller (jep, moderstoltheden har det stadig helt fint). Jeg benyttede lejligheden til at spørge, om jeg måtte give det ene hæfte væk og i den anledning stille et par små spørgsmål til hende her på bloggen. Det var Lene heldigvis med på. Alle billederne her i blogposten er fra babystrik hæftet.

It probably does not come as a big surprise that I’m rather a big fan of Lene Holme Samsøe and her design. She has just self published two new booklets “Babystrik på pinde 3½-4” and “Børnestrik på pinde 3½-4” (so far only in Danish) and sent me two copies of the Baby knit booklet because LB was one of the wee models (yup, I’m still bursting with mother pride). I used the opportunity and asked if I could give away one of the copies and ask a few questions for the blog as well. Lene, being the kind person she is, happily agreed. All the pictures in this post are from the baby knit booklet.

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Q: Hvordan planlægger du, hvad der skal med i sådan et hæfte? Er det en struktureret eller en mere organisk process? / How do you plan, what to include in such a booklet? Is it a structured process or a more organic one?

A: Det kan nok bedst beskrives som en organisk proces, der styres med hård hånd, så hæftet bliver alsidigt. Grundlæggende er min overskrift, at der skal være en god portion klassikere i hæftet, men tilført noget aktuelt som nu f.eks. trøjerne med harlekin og bølger i de nyeste hæfter. / It can probably best be described as an organic process, which I then control rather tightly, so that the booklet is diverse enough. My main working point is that there needs to be a good deal of classics in the booklet, but with added details that makes them modern, for examle the sweaters with harlekin and waves in the newest booklets.

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Q: Hvad kan du allerbedst selv lide at strikke? / What is your favorite thing to knit yourself?
A: Det svinger utrolig meget, hvad der er mit foretrukne strikketøj. Jeg har som regel gang i både noget helt enkelt og noget mere kompliceret. Fletmønstre er blandt mine favoritter – både fordi jeg godt kan lide at strikke dem, men også pga. deres tekstur. Jeg laver mange strikkeprøver, men de bliver strikket uden familie, tv eller andre forstyrrende elementer omkring mig. / My favorite knitting varies incredibly much. I usually work on several things and usually both something simply and something more complex. Cables are among my favorite – both because I like knitting them, but also due to their texture. I also knit a lot of swatches, but they are knit when there are no family, tv or other disturbances around me.

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Q: Hvor finder du inspiration til nye designs? / Where do you find inspiration for new designs?

A: Inspiration finder jeg overalt. Det handler jo både om at finde inspiration til farvesammensætninger, faconer og mønstre. Så jeg holder øjnene åbne, og tager også på textilmesser, modemesser mm. / I find inspiration everywhere. Designing is about finding inspiration for many things, for example colour combinations, shapes and patterns. So I keep my eyes open and also attent textile shows, fashion shows and ect.

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Q: Har du planer om flere hæfter i serien? / Do you have plans for more booklets in the series?

A: Jeg vil rigtig gerne lave nye hæfter i serien, og har også et par på tegnebrættet, men nu er der kommet 3 hæfter i år, så det ihvertfald først til næste år. / I’d really love to make more booklets in the series, and I actually have a couple on the drawing board at the moment. But I’ve published 3 booklets this year, so any new one will have to wait at leat until next year.

Tak til Lene, både for hæfterne og for at gide at svare på de små spørgsmål. Nu er der så bare detaljerne omkring lodtrækningen, der skal fortælles. Hvis du har lyst til at være med i lodtrækningen om “Babystrik på pinde 3½-4” skal du sådan set ikke gøre andet end at lægge en kommentar til denne blogpost inden midnat d. 26. august. Så trækker jeg en vinder blandt deltagerne snartest mulight derefter. For god ordens skyld skal det siges, at Lene har givet mig hæftet til lodtrækningen.

Thank you Lene, both for the booklets and for answering my little questions. Now I only need you tell you all about the give away. If you want to be in the draw for the booklet “Babystrik på pinde 3½-4”, which I’ll have to underline is in Danish, you only need to leave a comment on this blog post before the end of August 26th. I’ll draw a winner among the comments as soon as possible afterwards. In the interest of full disclosure it has to be mentioned that Lene gave me the booklet for this give away.

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