Miriam Wennerberg’s body can’t cope with stress. When she was diagnosed with a life-changing chronic illness in 2011, she decided it was vital for her to find a way to stay creative and useful, in order to live a happy life.
By night, Ida Wirak-Trettevik (@idawitre) works as a nurse in the regional department for eating disorders in Oslo, as her maternity leave is coming to an end. By day, she is the 28-year-old painfully stylish mum of three boys, and spends the majority of her free time knitting incredible patterns and dreaming about making them herself one day.
When civil engineer Ingvild Hernes Lunde (@strikkingvild) moved into a new house in 2011, she discovered that her new neighbour (@heimestrikka_) was an eager knitter. When they both had kids at the same time two years later, knitting became a true connector between the two.
As a social anthropologist, 25-year-old Christina Lernes (@minimalist.hippie) is inherently against gender stereotypes. When she returned to the motherland from Manchester pregnant last year, she couldn’t find any clothes that weren’t pink or blue.
As the latest addition to the Norwegian Snapchat knitting scene, Vestlandstrikk (‘west country knits’) aims to portray the knitting community within western Norway.