Monday, 23 July 2012

A firm and nice cast on

As I am working my way through old ways of casting on - I made up this cast-an. I am sure taht American knitters know it already as you know so many cast-ons.
I will never forget the fist time I taught a class in the US and I said: "Cast on 29 stitches" and they asked me: What cast on do you want us to use?
In Denmark we have all learned the same cast on - "the two strand cast on" or whatever you call it. But you know so many cast on's.

I must say - the Danish knitters are getting there.

OK - lets get started - make an e-loop around your left hand index finger. 

Now turn it around counterclockwise and place it on the right hand needle.

Continue adding stitches to the right hand needle this way and you will get a real firm and nice start of your work.

Let me know if you know a name of this cast on - please?

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

On top of the entrance door is this beautiful relief behind glass. It makes me very happy and when the sun shines from the west it mirrors on the opposite wall.

Night shirt book

Back to reality ... I am here to work on my night shirt book. I enjoy to alternately work and go for a walk in the nature here. I actually get a lot done.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Blog No 1 from Skagen, Denmark

Here is Klitgården seen from Skagen
I really think it is time for me to start a blog.
I am not really comfortable with  it, but I hope I will learn by doing. So why not - just get started.

I am now in Klitgården on a 2 week retreat. I love to have peace and quite here. It is absolutely the best ever condition for work. The house is beautifully restored respecting the history of the house and with the orginal furnitures and decoration. It is a privilege to be here.
The house was built and owned by king Christian X and his wife Alexandrine. They spent time here every summer for quite many years. But since year 2000 the house has been a retreat for scientists and artists.

See more here