Category Archives: Norwegian Upbringing in U.S.

Is Knitting a Sign of Domesticity?

The other day as I sat knitting away while waiting for a homemade Norwegian desert to come out of the oven, Thor commented, “People who don’t know you would never guess you are so domestic.” Watching my facial expression, he … Continue reading

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Norwegian Not Knitting

As I mentioned in earlier blogs, my grandmother regularly tutored me in an array of hand arts. Sometimes she used kits; other times we used a pattern in her head or a sketch out of a book. She was a … Continue reading

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Standing Out in the SF Bay Area

We returned to the U.S. permanently in the early 1960s.  Though we lived in the mild climate of the San Francisco Bay Area, our family was bedecked in Norwegian hand knits.  Most of them were knit by my grandmother. My mother … Continue reading

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