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, Barbara Mason
> I just got Terry's book on the Selbu knitters and it was so
interesting, I read the forward to my husband. My copy was signed and
number 20 of 500, so that was fun! My husbands mother's mother and
father came from Norway, Oseid lake, and her last name was Oseid, I
guess everyone who lived on the lake had that name. Convenient, I am
not sure if they were all related but they probably were as it is a
small lake. We have a wonderful book of stories about their first
homestead and how they walked 20 miles to carry a sack of flour home.
It makes me feel like a slacker, their lives were so hard. My
husband's grandmother was quite well off in Norway and even had a
maid...but she came to Minesota as a pioneer with her husband, what a
shock that must have been for her.
> My sister in law went to Norway a few years ago and the old farm
is still there but of course sort of falling down after 150 years.
Everyone was so kind to her but not too many of the old cousins spoke
English so there was a lot of sign language and translation by the
younger ones. My sister in law is in her 80's herself but she just
denies it and keeps making trips all over the world all by herself.
She is going to England this summer.
> At any rate, I loved the book and am inspired to make some
mittens..maybe in the fall. 9 stitches to the inch will be a
challenge...maybe I will fudge and do 7.
> I still have not made it to the museum for the knitting circle
but am there in spirit and loved seeing all the pictures of everyone
working away. I will surely come to the conference if there is one.
> Best to all,
> Barbara in Portland
I am from Norway but now in Seattle. I have been alot in Telemark
where Oseid is. When i was little we lived in Rjukan in Telemark.
I am born in Ballangen just ouside Narvik.
Telemark is so beautiful
Good luck with you Selbu knitting. Have been knitting Selbu things
for a long time but everything i have is in Norsk :)
Best from Anita Einarsen-Vinberg