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"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Siegerin


Siegerin was a German margarine brand, they boasted it ‘helped housewives save’, ‘gave fine sauces’ and tasted ‘splendid / excellent’.

I haven’t been able to find any specific information about the factory apart that they were in operation in the 1910’s.

Like many companies of the time, they produced series of collectable stamps for advertisement.

Here is a small collection of x4 counted patterns from a very delicate little booklet which I presume must have been a promotional free gift.

Siegerin means winner in German.



The patterns are available on ETSY and the website

Friday, 8 January 2021

Cable headband - Free pattern

 

Free pattern - Cable headband

 

Here is a slightly more advanced version of my last cable headband, this one is just a little more advanced and so takes a little longer to knit. It's easy, but not a quick knit.

 

Cable headband

 

-      Knitting needles size 4

-     1 ball of yarn for size 4 needles.

-     Cable needle

-     Wool needle

P – purl

K – knit

 

Pattern

- Cast on 23

 

For a neat edge, slip the first stitch of every new row knit wise.

 

Little band before cable pattern

 

Row 1 – P3 – (k1 – P1 – K1 – P1- repeat until 3 stitches left) P3

Row 2 – K3 – (P1 – K1 – P1 – K1 – repeat until 3 stitches left) K3

Row 3P3 – K1 – P1 – K6 – P1 – K6 – P1 – K1 – P3

 

Cable pattern

Row 4 – P3 – K1 – P1 – K2 – Place 2 stitches on cable needle and hold on the back of your knitting – K2 – K2 from cable needle – P1 – K2 – Place 2 stitches on cable needle and hold on the back of your knitting – K2 – K2 from cable needle – P1 – K1 – P3

Row 4 – P11 – K1 – P11

Row 6 – P3 – K1 – P1 – Place 2 stitches on cable needle and hold in the front of your knitting – K2 – K2 from cable needle – K2 – P1 – Place 2 stitches on cable needle and hold in the front of your knitting – K2 – K2 from cable needle – K2 – P1 – K1 – P3

Row 17 – P11 – K1 – P11

 

-Repeat cable pattern (rows 4–7) until desired length, finish off by repeating rows 3 - 2 - 1

-Bind off and sew together.



Pretty little cable headband


Monday, 4 January 2021

Drammen museum

At the end of each year, I sort and save the photos from the previous 12 months on the pc and a separate memory device, I think it’s smart to save digital items in at least two separate places and naturally to print or make albums out of the best photos.

It was while I was moving photos from my phone to the 2020 folder that I noticed I still had pics from the little visit we took to the Drammen museum last summer, I had meant to share them on the blog but somehow never got around to it.

So here they are, some photos taken during the summer. It was a very interesting feeling to visit a museum during the pandemic as it was practically empty, I think that apart for the people working there my husband and I were the only people there at the time. In a way I kind of enjoyed that, it felt a little like a VIP tour where you get the whole place just for yourself without having to bump and nudge other visitors.

I can hardly wait until we return to a more ‘normal’ life with the possibility to travel, explore again.

Info about the museum in English is found here: http://drammens.museum.no/english/about-the-museum#


The Drammen museum

 

The museum has quite a lot of different things to see, from the usual collection of local antiques to modern Scandinavian furniture, an art gallery, old buildings, a Japanese garden, vegetable plot and ‘wild meadow’. I guess there is a little something for everyone and certainly worth a visit on a nice sunny day.






The 'meadow' near the older farm houses.



A little Hardanger cushion.

A little sampler, not dated but probably from the mid 1800’s and unlikely from Scandinavia. Note the missing letter J


Berlin woolwork embroidery - Again, I am not sure this was made in Norway.



I love this painting, the light and shadows, the details, the storm approaching and the sun on the other side.