INSPIRATION

INSPIRATION

THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT LINES IN OUR LIVES.

ItemsPosted by AudB 27 Aug, 2018 17:23:04


The lines in our lives are easier to see after they are made than along the road. Some of them looks like they were “meant to be”, while other lines were neither planned nor welcomed. Altogether they make the path of our lives and represent experiences that we can use in other situations.

This vest from Aud B is called Linjer. It’s Norwegian and refers to the lines in a train track. The idea came one day Aud B was waiting for the tram, and she watched the beauty of the lines, and how similar they look knitted fabric where the technique garter is used.



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THE BEAUTY OF LEAVES.

NaturePosted by AudB 09 Jun, 2018 20:39:46

One of the things many of us long the most for after the winter, is to see the trees turn green again, and all the leaves moving in the wind. Some of them different in shape, but still they have a lot in common. Like the line in the middle, and the tip.

The design Shrug Leaf is obvious inspired of leaves. Each of the main parts has the line in the middle, and a tip. The main parts are knitted, and then they are assembled by crocheting. The crocheted part gives a little space and air between each leaf.

The shrug is fun to make, and very comfortable to wear.





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WHAT SIGNALS ARE YOU SENDING?

PeoplePosted by AudB 28 Feb, 2018 19:44:51

Either you are conscious about it or not, you are sending signals to the world around you all the time. Some signals through body language, some through expressions and some through your clothing. Even though it’s written a lot about this theme, it is still of interest. Probably because things change, and do affect our behaviour and what’s accepted or not. Advises form yesterday have to be updated.

Signals through clothing have changed maybe more than the others over the years. Not always fast, but still a change.

Some of the traditional costumes in Norway show which of the women who was married or not. This “bunad” from Fana is an example. The unmarried girls should use blue ribbons, and the married ones should use green ribbons. Nowadays a wedding ring has the same function.

The April joke from The Norwegian Trekking Association in 2014 was made on this theme. For those who would take the traditional hiking tour in the mountains for the Easter, they recommended to where hats of different colours. Those who wanted to signal that they were in a relationship, should wear a red hat, and they who were single should wear a green hat. If it of some reason was difficult to decide, they recommended wearing a yellow hat. People loved the idea, and started practice it the very same Easter. This was the inspiration for the hat pattern Single Or Not from Aud B.



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IT IS NICE TO COOPERATE

PeoplePosted by AudB 18 Jan, 2018 11:17:36

How much fun isn’t it to work together with someone, who has a complete different way of thinking, and add new points of view to a subject?

When two people put their heads together, they will meet a task with their individual perspective and knowledge, even if they should have the same background in education and experience. Because there will always be some parts of their life that has been different, besides the distinctions between personalities.

It is really interesting to get to know another perspective, to see a task from a new angle. Very often it gives a wider view, and more opportunities for which solution to choose.

To cooperate with a six-year-old, gives indeed some new angles. And whatever thoughts one might have about what’s possible or not, they will have to be thought once again. Because a six-year-old will not leave a question open, or accept something as a problem without being given a very good reason.

This jacket, Duo, is the result of cooperation between mother and son. He wanted both Superman and Batman on his jacket, and his mother thought that would be quite difficult to manage in a pattern for knitting. Her six-year-old insisted on how easy it would be, and draw the motives from his point of view, into a chart. Of course the two superheroes on the jacket are not look-alike to the originals, but the six-year-old had made a motive he was happy with. And he had shown his mother a new angle to work on further with the design.



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LESS GRANNY, BUT STILL SQUARES

TechniquePosted by AudB 08 Dec, 2017 10:32:52

Crocheted squares are often called «granny squares». Probably because they often are used in blankets, where granny or somebody else, has worked a great amount of squares in a lot of different colours, and put it all together. It’s a very smart solution for those who have too much left overs of yarn. And most “crafting people” have.

It was not really the granny squares which were the inspiration for this vest, but some small hot mats to put on the coffee table. Still, to put something like that together in a larger piece will very soon bring ones thoughts to granny. That’s why it’s exciting to make something that’s close, but still is very different, both in expression and shape.



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STAY WARM WITH LIGHTNING

ItemsPosted by AudB 15 Nov, 2017 21:38:44


Both beautiful and scary, and indeed powerful in every meaning of the word, that’s lightning. And, it is the symbol of everything that is quick. That’s why the sweetest racing car ever has got the name Lightning Mc Queen. The story about him is worth seeing for grownups as well as kids. It’s easy to recognize the different type of characters, and relate them to people one meet during a lifetime.

This car was the inspiration to the hat and neck warmer called Lightning. Of course the colours are different, and the symbols have another shape, but the idea started with Mc Queen, and the world around him.


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HOW MUCH FUN ISN’T IT TO LEARN A NEW TECHNIQUE

TechniquePosted by AudB 02 Oct, 2017 19:04:02



Everyone who loves to go fishing knows that there are different ways to cast the line. That could depend on surroundings, equipment or other things. There is always something new to learn, and techniques to test.

Sometimes it is just like a door opens, to a new world, only because of the knowledge of a new technique. And it is all fun to explore how it works, and to find out which new possibilities it contains.

Maybe a new technique will make some tasks easier, but also give new challenges. Maybe it will be the solution needed to come further with an idea. One can guess, but never know exactly, before this new technique has been practiced on the project one hoped it would work for.

Like the jacket Playful. At first it was just meant to be a small crocheted piece, to test how the technique worked. Then the inspiration came, to make something more. It certainly was some questions who needed answers, before it could be a jacket, but it was all worth it. And – a lot of fun.



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WHAT IS IT ABOUT THOSE FOOTBALLS?

ItemsPosted by AudB 02 Sep, 2017 19:53:44


It’s not easy to say, but fact is that there are a lot of designs where a football is some part of it. Somehow designers all over the world find inspiration in this item. Of course there is a lot of clothing decorated with footballs, but one will find them at curtains, blankets, bedclothes, party stash, boxes, wallpaper, pencils and other school materials as well. And much more.

Maybe the football represents something we like to be identified with. It does certainly signal activity and joy, but also movement and mastering, not to mention development.

For this sweater, the inspiration was most of all the joy in a child’s face, when playing with a ball. To see how much fun a child has in just watching a ball bouncing.



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