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We wish everyone a great summer!

Greetings from a sunny and warm Norway! We are enjoying some well deserved holidays, so these next few weeks we will be a little bit less active on the blog. Anyway, today you can see how creative we have been in the garden, as we are building a brand ne – all suites –  insect hotel!




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Calendar of events (click on links for more info)

August 15th – 19th, 2019: Tour some of Britain’s most stunning gardens together with us. In addition to visiting some seriously beautiful gardens in the Cotswolds, we have tickets to Prince Charles’ Garden at his private residence, Highgrove. These tickets are almost impossible to come by, so this is a unique chance! There is 1 spot available. We are SO excited about this trip!! More information is available here.

September 19th – 22nd. Fanø Knit Festival, Denmark. We will attend and teach at Fanø Knit Festival in Denmark this year! Click here for more information and here to sign up for our knitted dolls class.

March 3rd – 9th, 2020: “Knitting under the Northern Lights”. Cruise along the stunning Norwegian coast. SOLD OUT but waiting list is available. More information is available here.

Dream Knitting Cruise from Sydney to New Zealand. Yes!!! We are delighted to announce that we are returning to Australia and visiting New Zealand in 2020. Join us for this amazing 12 day, 11 night Knitting Cruise that departs from Sydney on March 27th, 2020 and visits all the amazing sights in New Zealand! More information is available here and here.

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    • Ing-Marie on July 15, 2019 at 7:35 am


    Wish you a great summer too sweeties including Freja. See you in August❤️

    • Christine Linn on July 15, 2019 at 7:49 am


    Thank you guys I wish you happy holidays too. Hope Freya enjoys her holiday. I will be driving around Norwich England in my jalopy (my mobility scooter) as can’t travel any more. Have a great time what ever you do. Be safe and take care of each other. Sending you much love 😍 xx

    • Mrs. N Davey on July 15, 2019 at 7:51 am


    Here’s hoping your Summers better than our UK one. Enjoy 😘

    • Maria Gademan on July 15, 2019 at 8:09 am


    I wish you all a great summer too and will be looking forward to see you in August again. I really like your video’s and tutorials.

    • Marianne Kitsios on July 15, 2019 at 9:26 am


    What a lovely hotel. And so easy to make. I will ask my husband to make one for our garden.
    Wish you also a good holiday.
    Regards, Marianne

    • sandra on July 15, 2019 at 10:16 am


    You two are so clever! Have a happy and relaxing month and thank you for sharing all that you share.

    • JoAn on July 15, 2019 at 10:39 am


    Happy summer to you too! Enjoy life together every day and be happy. I hope your guesthouse for insects will become as famous as you two are, so there will be many more build in many gardens. Bye from chilly Netherlands.

    • Rhonda on July 15, 2019 at 12:15 pm


    Have a great time, guys. Hope you will be staying in a bigger and even better appointed hotel yourselves!

    • Joan Adams on July 15, 2019 at 12:24 pm


    Your website keeps saying there’s space on the garden tour but the link says registration deadline has passed. I’m interested in going!

    1. Reply

      Please contact the travel agency directly and maybe they can accommodate you, here is an email address you can write to:

    • Andrea Nicole on July 15, 2019 at 12:35 pm


    How wonderful! I really enjoy your videos as they are so much fun and always so interesting. I learn something new each time and always feel light hearted on viewing your videos. Your joyous energy and humour is infectious. Have a lovely summer! I am sure the insects and bees will appreciate their 5 star accomodation!

    • Patty-anne Lea on July 15, 2019 at 6:20 pm


    ONe of the great gardens in UK is Geoff hamiltons Gardens. I think you would enjoy that also Chatsworth house.

    1. Reply

      Thanks for your tips! We’ve been to Chatsworth House and love it! The landscape is stunning. We will for sure check out Geoff Hamiltons Gardens some time we are in the UK!

    • Diane Linfield on July 15, 2019 at 7:39 pm


    Wishing you a safe and pleasant holiday

    • Kelly Novak on July 15, 2019 at 8:51 pm


    I have recently started watching your videos and listening to your podcasts. I must say I love them. You are both so relatable (Arne, you are adorable in an aww shucks kind of way). I am hoping to learn the Norwegian technique of knitting. I’ve been trying but old habits die hard. You both (and Freya of course) have a wonderful relaxing holiday away from your beautiful home and gardens. I hope someday to meet you, maybe on a fabulous Norwegian knitting cruise ( major hint to hubby). Take care.

    • Maryann on July 16, 2019 at 2:05 pm


    Have a safe and wonderful summer!

    • Ann Jewell on July 16, 2019 at 2:47 pm


    Love your video on the “Insect Hotel” idea. I burst out laughing at the presentation on the accommodations . Love seeing your country it’s so beautiful and of course I’m here for the knitting and crocheting info You guys are great!

    • Janette on July 19, 2019 at 9:44 am


    Have a great summer and trip in the US. Look forward to my Arne and Carlos…not forgetting Freya fix when you return.😊
    Best wishes to you.

    • Ann on July 21, 2019 at 4:36 pm


    have an inspirational, invigorating, & inimitable interlude. 🌓🌒🌑🌘🌗🌖🌕

    • Sage on August 24, 2019 at 9:38 pm


    I am a beginner knitter and want to knit your Vidar & Vigard Jumpers. I am between sizes and was wondering how much ease is in this pattern.
    Also, I love the checkered socks featured in your reinforced heel pattern. Do you know where I can get the checkered sock pattern?

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