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My lovely hats

Dear readers, roles in my designer life – there are quite a lot. I imagine them as different hats that I put on for switching myself into and out of different roles – it is hard to concentrate on doing a specific work when you constantly see at it from different angles at the same […]

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Next P&N serie: Roles in our designer life

A new month and a new topic… This is a topic you all may be interested in – I was overwhelmed by it when I thoroughly thought it through. It is something we tend to underestimate in the beginning of designing and we soon grow to be afraid of (but there is help!): “I thought […]

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Deliver Function. Deliver Beauty.

My advice for anyone wanting to design. Don’t wait. Don’t wait until you are better or more experienced. Start now.   Play with your knitting. Let yourself have the freedom and room to make mistakes. Challenge yourself to learn new stitch patterns, find yourself a stitch dictionary, or three and see what stirs you. There […]

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Learning by Running Around

Dear learners, I embrace any chance of learning. Anywhere. Learning is the source, the origin, the food of my creativity. I love exploring textures and colors :). How do I learn? Furthermore, what is that, learning? My personal definition: Learning is achieving a new level of knowledge. Everbody has its very own way of learning. […]

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Next P&N serie: Learning how to keep on learning…

Dear readers, a happy New Year! This could be a Year of Change. I wish you all ideas, ideas, ideas. Curiosity. And foremost joy in creating beautiful unique things. It is so wonderful to see something come into being out of a meager hunch. Please delve into that and make your 2014 a Year of […]

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Pattern Design…an Excuse to Slow Down and Pay Attention to the Details

My entrance into knitwear pattern design was a mixture of inquisitiveness and necessity.  I hand dye yarn and fiber for my small company, Snow Capped Yarns.  Last December I had 3 new colorways coming out for a winter release and I felt that it was time to show off the yarn in something beyond a […]

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A review of my business idea… P&N community is growing!

Goodness gracious me. I am still on a jam session. A start-up weekend for peoples with business ideas – getting them started in 48 hours. That is so amazing. 48 hours and I completely stepped into website functionalities, unique selling propositions, business canvas and now I am adjusting here, adjusting there. Cutting. Adding. Growing. Love […]

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Digging myself in business planning

Dear creative reader, there is so much more to friend- and kinship than constant support. Foremost opposition and questioning. Why? It warms my heart when someone says something nice to me. It is instant satisfaction and joy. Friends can be like cozy warm blankets! But sometimes it is not the right time for that.  Sometimes you […]

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