Tag Archives: Linda Marveng

Summer Knitting

We have short but glorious summers here in southwest Washington state.  Granted, the temperature where my daughter lives in California is expected to reach 106F (41.1), this weekend while our high temp is supposed to be 76F (24.4C) … and … Continue reading

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Oats and Hart

Ever have those days where a childhood taste or smell memory sweeps through your body, bringing you thoughts of a sweet, warm time?  I had one recently. I remembered sitting in my mormor’s (grandmother’s) kitchen, where, over freshly made havrekjeks … Continue reading

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Cowls Galore

A cowl in the 21st century has changed markedly from its origin.  From Latin cuculla meaning “hood,”a cowl was originally large loose garment with a hood.  Interestingly, we learn from Wikipedia that: “Developed during the early Middle Ages in Northern … Continue reading

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Cloud & Congress – Part 2

My apologies for the post notice you may have received earlier.  It was a glitch – truly!  I am using Thor’s PC and he’s been having some “issues” with it.  In any event, let me try again. ___________________ I haven’t … Continue reading

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Three Examples of Excellent Narrative Pattern Writing

I love the reductionist-style knitting patterns from Continental Europe.  Drawing from the Norwegian knitting patterns of my youth and the reductionist-style German knitting patterns, I created my Neo-Norsk pattern construction method.  (See my blog posts The Reductionist Pattern, A Very … Continue reading

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Weaving in Another Language: Vocabulary

I had a Norwegian speaking family where knitting was commonplace and, in fact, never even looked at an knitting pattern in English until I was almost 30 years old.  Now while my wrist heals, weaving has again captured my attention.  … Continue reading

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“Can You Make One For Me?”

  I was asked this question by a woman who came up to my table in my favorite coffee spot as I sat quietly sipping a latte and knitting.  (No, that’s not me in the black & white picture!  The … Continue reading

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