I have got an urge to find my knitting needles :-) My parents stopped by last night and they brought with them a calendar I have been anxious to get my hands on ever since I heard it was coming out:
Lovely cover, isn't it? Now, what makes this calendar so special? See those pretty mittens on the cover? My Grandmother - who was a wonderful craftswoman - have designed them!!! And I'm so proud to see them printed in this calendar! The mittens were made in 1958 for the 150th anniversary of the battle of Trangen, which took place on April 25th 1808 between Swedish and Norwegian troops.
If you look closely at the design you see some lettering spelling the name Trangen, the year 1808 and a man holding a gun. In the legendary stories of the battle we are told of the heroic Captain Dreyer who stood on a tree stump firing at the Swedish soldiers and commanding his men before he himself was mortally wounded, and died four days later. Even though this story probably isn't historically accurate it has become a symbol of the battle and is what is portrayed in the center of the mittens.
Feeling my finger itch to get knitting, but it is a bit hot to be working with wool at the moment ;-)
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida
PS! The calendar is published by Hof Husflidslag and costs 100,- NOK + shipping. They can be contacted on: hof.husflidslag[at]hotmail.com. While searching for their website (didn't find one) I came across this article about the exhibition of mittens that was the start of this calendar