The black and white Selbuvotter have finished their events and Gold Metals have been awarded, two of them. I will wear them with Olympic pride because I pushed myself through a challenge and the mittens are a perfect fit!
Is that a rainbow over Olympic stadium?? Surely it’s got to be the glow from this event!! Or perhaps my face is radiant because I have found yet another item I like to knit which can easily become an obsession. I now want to knit ALL 30 of the Selbu patterns in Terri Shea’s Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition.
What started as a dare between a woman and her employer became an icon of Norwegian knitting and started a “snowball of knitting traditions across the North Atlantic.” But I won’t spoil the story for you because you really must read the story of Selbu knitting yourself! I’ve had the book for a couple years and this was the first time I’d actually opened and read the history section. I found it quite fascinating!
Pattern: NHM #3
Yarn: KnitPicks Essential (black) and Bare (natural)
Needles: 2.75mm Brittany dpns
Start Date: February 12, 2010 during Olympic Opening Ceremonies
Completion Date: February 20, 2010 watching Apolo Ohno win a Bronze Metal