Fri, 25 February 2011
Travel with me from the Setesdal Region of Norway, to Scotland, to the U.S. to explore lice in knitting and literature. Robert Burns' poem "To a Louse" is read by Alan Wood of Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland. Alan is friend of the charming Louise, host of a podcast I enjoy, The Caithness Craft Collective. I read Robert Frost's poem "A Considerable Speck" which isn't exactly about a louse, but could be. I review the books that I consider most important for those interested in Norwegian Sweater knitting. Of course, there are many out there so I just picked my favorites.
For the very enthusiastic knitters and historians, consider Annemor Sundbo's Setesdal Sweaters: The History of The Norwegian Lice Pattern.
There is an update on my projects, although the Norwegian sweater has been stalled for the past week. I finished Baby Slippers from Knitting at Home by Leanne Prouse. They turned out lousy. I started on a new project and picked up a pair of socks that had been in hibernation since the summer.
Thanks to everyone who has sent well wishes to my mother who fell last week and broke her arm last week and also to me and the family. You are wonderful people!
The music is compliments of World Champion Piper, Bruce Gandy, from his CD My Father's Son. Available at www.brucegandymusic.com.