Is a lovely port town located on the southern coast of Norway.

Heading into port


tiny islands

and houses clinging to the hill sides

The first landfall on this cruise, tours offered varied from walking tours around the town to bus trips out to steam railways. Now, I would be up for a steam railway, but not at the expense of a good hike around town.

I will walk you through the day. Please be patient, there are a lot of photos…:

there is a new shopping and restaurant area on the wharf

some lovely old architecture in the town

while those who do not walk can travel by "train"

in case you are not familiar with Norwegian History - Kristian IV

interesting building details

and lovely trims

A most fabulous yarn store, Karmin has all the Scandinavian yarns. From Drops to Dale, Gjestal through Sandnes and PT, you name it, they have it. And, in every color available. Three large rooms with floor to ceiling displays of yarn choices.


looking toward the front

yarn room three

The Tall Ship Races are coming here at the end of July

a local competitor

On the way back to the ship I passed the customs house

located obviously on the waterfront

before walking over a small bridge

boats are integral to life here

and arriving back at the ship

the Artemis

Sunset was late – almost 2230.

1 June 2010

while sailing toward Oslo


Amazing, you made it down to the bottom of the page! The pattern is Hanne Falkenberg’s Blues. Knit in an alternate yarn combination (the grey is KnitPicks Palette as is the Raspberry Heather. The Multicolor is alpaca sox from the same source and the green is Gjestal Spire picked up today at Karmin.)

Knit in two pieces prior to joining at center back, I have the first front completed –

left front

and the second started.

While I am at it – this is the front on Donna –

as of the 29th

with a navy blue Harrisville Shetland substituted for the cream.

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2 Responses to Kristiansand

  1. Carmen says:

    Wow, those photos, that place — lovely. The stark beauty of the shoreline reminds me a lot of Lake Superior.

    The construction of Hanne Falkenberg’s Blues and the jacket design are very interesting. This looks like a piece that will be very useful for many situations.

  2. Angeluna says:

    Just beautiful. Love Karmin. Two things you’d better get your fill of now, before Afghanistan…water and yarn.

    BTW, Jo of CelticMemory is up in Vardo until the week-end. Birding on Harnoyos. Do wave as you sail by.

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