I am walking with my head in the clouds these days and enjoying being an author of a knitting book! It’s my first book and I have been so fortunate as to work with very competent people that have seen the very best in my knitting projects and presented them so beautifully.
I have translated the book to Norwegian and it is selling like hot cakes here and I am so happy that knitters like what I make.
The book has 20 small projects and all are inspired by the beautiful patterns seen on traditional Norwegian sweaters.
One of the most fun projects to develop was the teddy bear Maurice. When I worked on it I really asked myself why I didn’t just knit a plain teddy. Would people really like a teddy that was covered in a sweater pattern – would it make sense visually? My philosophy is that I have to try, otherwise I will not add anything to new. In trying there is the possibility of failing and that is part of the game. Well, this time I did not fail. Several reviews mention Maurice as one of their favourit projects!
I love all the traditional Norwegian knitting pattens, but if I am pressed to pick a favourit it must be Voss. The geometric nature of this pattern lend itself so beautifully to interior accessories and adds a clean but interesting look.
My wish now is that knitters all over the world take pleasure in the book and are happy with the projects they make from it. I think that is the best part of being a published knitting book author – to provide people with a source of pleasure!
All images are by Fiona Kennedy for Collins & Brown.