Asplund

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Introduction Addicted to knitting for some 35 years - my grandmother showed me the basics when I was about five and I've been "learning by doing" since then. I like knitting sweaters best, and am especially fond of wool. There are many knitwear designers I admire, but my top favourites are Marianne Isager and Alice Starmore; their attention to detail is incredible! And Britt-Marie Christoffersson is a marvel, too innovative for words! I try to design at times, but often I simply steal ideas ("get inspired" sounds nicer!) and make some changes. Nowadays, after dozens of sweaters, copying what somebody else has already done is not quite enough - I want a surprise element too. This doesn't mean my changes (sometimes simply a diffent choice of colour) are improvements, but I'm happy I'm not afraid of experimenting anymore.
Interests knitting, needlepoint, cross-stitch, reading, writing letters, long walks
Favorite Movies A Room with a View, Kolya, Gregory's Girl, Fanny och Alexander, Gosford Park, Match Point, The Station Agent, The Purple Rose of Cairo, The Queen, This is England, Shirley Valentine, December Flower, The Squid and the Whale, The Lady with the Dog, Drottningen och jag, Åke och hans värld, Das weisse Band, Cidade de Deus, 25th Hour, La dentellière, Take Shelter, Amour
Favorite Music jazz (esp. vocal)
Favorite Books Too many to name; for favourite knitting books see list at bottom of blog page. Some of my favourite writers:, Selma Lagerlöf, Carson McCullers, Hjalmar Gullberg, Isak Dinesen, Virginia Woolf, Sture Linnér, Fredrik Sjöberg, Cora Sandel, Barbro Lindgren, Elsa Björkman-Goldschmidt, A.S. Byatt, Jenny Diski, Richard Dawkins