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I’ve been in a bit of a slump when it comes to knitting lately. In fact I have spent most of my knitting time planning my vegetable garden. Apparently I need to daydream about Summer and light and all that good stuff, more than I need to knit right now. February has been particularly drap and I am so ready for the seasons to change (hello, March!). However when I look at this collection I am reminded of all the things I love about this one. Im into Winter as a time of rest and introspection. Which can mean knitting, but sometimes it means that I have to hone my energy and just pile on delicious inspiration for the more active parts of the year. That is what I feel the Artisan is. Pure inspiration. The kind that makes you want to rethink your practice or simply cast on everything. It has been a while since I’ve been so into a collection as a whole. It is very true to Helga’s style which tend to lean a little more “feminine” (for lack of a […]]]> 3 1351 Update on some downtime Wed, 25 Jan 2017 10:40:12 +0000 Just checking in to let you guys know what’s going on with the site. As you might have noticed it has been down for a few days. A rouge software update went and crashed the whole thing. Yeah that happened. So we (that’s me and my partner Chris) have spent some time restoring the site, hopefully in a sturdier way. For the most part it is back to normal. Except for one pretty important thing. The Shop is down or rather the Shop is gone. I am planning it out now, but it will probably take me a little while to get it back up again. I’ll use this as an opportunity (or kick in the b…) to rebuild the shop and make some needed changes. You see, I am preparing to expand Temple of Knit pretty soon. More on that later. However in the meantime, if you’re in need of a Light Summer Tank, you can still find the pattern on Ravelry here.]]> 2 1331 Louisa Bond – Worn Values Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:10:14 +0000 I am so excited to kick off the first instalment of Nordic Makers! If you’re wondering what that is, you can find the introduction here. Louisa Bond and her site Worn Values continue to impress me. So of course I had to ask her to participate in this series. Louisa lives in the Norwegian capitol Oslo, and also happens to be an actual real life Philosopher. She writes about Slow Fashion in a holistic and passionate way. Always making sure that there are practical applications to her words. Her guides on how to darn knits and buy ethical shoes (part 1 and part 2), are some of my all time favorite DIY gems. Both meticulously researched and easy to understand. Luckily she agreed to answer my questions and I couldn’t be happier to share her thoughts with you. You can find out more about Louisa on her Instagram here. Hej Louisa! Tell us about yourself, Worn Values and your general practice?  I started the Worn Values blog last year as a way of exploring slow fashion and commit to a more sustainable wardrobe. But starting the blog has also been a personal search for creativity, courage and direction in my own life, as I try to find […]]]> 5 1253 Nordic Makers – Introduction Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:17:45 +0000 Its a new year and I want to kick it off with something special. A while back I wrote a post about the movement towards local wool. Since then, I have wanted to take a closer look at my more immediate fiber world. It really bugged me that I knew a lot more about what was happening on the other side of the world, than I did about what’s going on where I actually live. Of course once I voiced the thought, I began to notice all the initiatives around me a lot more . It has been a slow build up, but right now there is also somewhat of an explosion of new stuff going on. Wool producers are organising. Craft fairs seem to pop up everywhere. Two new Scandinavian knit magazines launched just within the last couple of months (Welcome Laine and Garn) and the number of artists, designers, writers and small businesses working with fiber keeps growing. Nordic Makers I want to know more about all these exciting things happening. The people and the businesses, new and old. Because I am super curious, but also to see if there is a thread in the way people work. […]]]> 8 1201 The First Mass (kind of) Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:10:03 +0000 Back when Temple of Knit was just a little blogspot blip, I would do Sunday Mass posts once in while. Sunday Mass was simply a place to share all the fiber related stuff I found inspiring during my day to day. Get it? It is a mass of links, not the kind with psalms and preaching (I have no problem with those FYI). Oh how I chuckled when I came up with that. My corny humour aside I do feel like a Temple should have ceremonies. So I have decided to bring back the tradition in a more simplified form. No specific day or schedule. Just organically gathered gems of varying size and quantity. So welcome to Mass! To kick off it off, I want to point to the inspiration already gathered here on the site. The Resources page. Since I didn’t announced it when I first made it, I’ll call some attention to it now. I update it regularly and try to keep it focused on some of the things that are especially close to my heart. Specifically Makers based in the Scandinavian region. As well as useful articles and the likes on Sustainable Practice and Slow Fashion. If you […]]]> 1 1176 Slow Fashion and Longevity Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:06:17 +0000 This is my first post for Slow Fashion October this year, a bit late because the issue that keeps popping up for me somehow seems a little sensitive. I am not at all sure that it is, but I’ve been worried that it could be construed as negative. However I feel like Slotober is about open and honest discussions even of the more sensitive aspects of this pretty complex subject. So I decided to put these thoughts out there in the spirit of constructive debate. Bear with me, it is a bit on the long side. I want to talk about what I sometimes feel is the elephant in the room when it comes to Slow Fashion. Not the longevity of the garments but the longevity of Slow Fashion as a movement. Right now there is a massive amount of momentum for talks on sustainability and ethical production in our maker community and the Fashion world as a whole. All of which is inspiring and important. Still part of me can’t help but worry about saturation points and general loss of interest. Or simply the constant action – reaction of trends. I think Slow Fashion deserves to be more than […]]]> 8 1147 Skiff hat for the cold Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:06:10 +0000 The weather is changing quick in my neck of the woods. Last week it was Summer, mellow and very dry like it has been for months. Now as I sit here looking out the window it is raining in a dark and heavy way, with the sun only momentarily setting light to the red and yellowing trees in the garden. Pure fall bliss. It is my first time experiencing this season here and I am drinking it all in. As I am starting to prep for coming mushroom hunts in the woods and windy visits to the sea, I am dusting off my cold weather wardrobe. One of the things I was particularly happy to find was the Skiff hat I made about a year ago. I never really got around to writing about it here. But in the spirit of documenting the stuff I add to my wardrobe, I have decided that it is not too late. The Skiff hat is a bit of a new classic. Designed for Brooklyn Tweed by founder and all around genius Jared Flood. I knit it in a bit of a frenzy over a weekend, and if you ask me it was over way […]]]> 2 1120 Techniques for the Light Summer Tank Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:01:15 +0000 My new pattern The Light Summer Tank is a pretty straight forward knit. Never the less I thought it might be nice to have a collection of the techniques used in the pattern as a reference point if any kind of questions should arise during knitting time. Before I start a project I am usually very patient with my planning, but once I am off I really want to just stay in my knit flow. In my mind having to stop to google and youtube can become somewhat of a roadblock. If you are a beginner, even coming up with the right search terms can be kind of a pain. So i put together this nifty little list of links to great tutorials. Most of them have both videos and written descriptions with images. When I learn a technique I tend to quickly skim the written descriptions, because I have the patience of a 4 year old, but I know a lot of people love the vids. What is your preferred way to learn new knitting techniques? Techniques used in the pattern ○ Cable Cast on ○ PKFB – Modified KFB ○ Binding off the neckline ○ Seaming the sides ○ Kitchener stitch Some words and general neurosis concerning […]]]> 1 946