Viking Turid, Knitters Magazine, Fall 2000. When I saw this, I was gobsmacked. It represented everything I admire in a design: simplicity, art, wearability, longing, uniqueness. I knew I would make this and I did. It was a labor of love. The designer is Elsebeth Lavold, who brought Viking Knits to the US with that design. She also designed my “Holy Grail” project — aka the Dragon Sweater (see main post here).
Elsebeth held back-to-back workshops yesterday for the Minnesota Knitters Guild. The first focused on her cables and techniques. The second was really about her creative design process: what inspires her and how she takes a design from concept to culmination. It was fascinating to listen to her!
She is such a warm, down-to-earth person. She told us that she comes up with ~60 designs a year, which is necessary to populate her books and other commissions. Wow. Again, wow.
She is working on a much anticipated sequel to the original Viking Knits series — I’ll be the first in line to buy it.
And, excuse me, but isn’t spring in 15 days??!!??
They called a snow day today in our school district which NEVER happens, so I had to stay home…