This is Barbi. She looks terrified. She’s also a children’s book designer, has a rabbit called Dot, likes pigeons (?) and something called “Slash” (???). Oh, she also wears amazing Christmas jumpers around the office to the envy of all her children’s book designing colleagues. They’re so envious, in fact, that they’re writing a book called Finding Knit. In it, Lil’ Tommy Knit loses Papa Knit in a biiiig department store. He then has to go on an adventure to find him with the help of his new friends, Bo Tai, Joe K’Strap and Meg Ligee. Jeez, maybe we should do children’s books!?
Could anything be more Norwegian? There’s two knits on show in this snapshot of Bøgrend Autofest, allegedly the “best festival in Norway.” The debonair boy in turquoise hat is wearing a “setesdalskufte” (bless you). On his right, Scandi Knits regular Åsne is wearing a trendy, retro woolen sweater from… Åsnes. (Get it? Åsne’s jumper is from Åsnes? HAHAHAHA.)
Our merry bunch of Santa’s helpers have some great Christmas jumpers on show. We’re not sure which pattern is best: the reindeers, the snowflakes, maybe even the little hearts. One thing’s for sure – this photo is SERIOUSLY festive. We’ve got the urge to put on some Christmas tunes, and that’s OKAY because it’s 1st November. Sing it Mariah…
The Killing III is currently being amazing on BBC4. And its leading lady, Sofie Gråbøl, has some fantastic Scando knits going on. Let’s check out some of her best, by Gudrun and Gudrun, hand-knitted on the Faroe islands.