söndag 10 november 2013

Sew Much Fun!

The Sewing (and Knitting) Festival was great. And exhausting. So many visitors, lots of yarn. Old friends and new.

I was trying to teach the brioche knitting technique (tvåfärgad patentstickning). It was fairly successful.
Most came away with a small, finished swatch.

Because it was a bit draughty in the big exhibition hall I wore my Britta cowl the whole time.

I didn´t have much time to do any shopping myself, but I spotted a lot of people carrying around this cool bag:

No need to ask what it contained. The bag came from Opalgarn. 

But something really cool happened to me at the fair. I met my predecessor at the magazine where I work.

Maybe I haven´t mentioned this before, but I work for a weekly magaizine for ladies. I used to be a reporter, but last year I got a new job. I am now responsible for picking all the knitting and sewing patterns that we publish, as well as the embroidery. I used to love my job, but now I really love my job!

And this year at the fair I met Ulrika Andersson. She was there to give workshops about a very  old, special and unique crochet technique. She had worked at my magazine from 1969 to 1979.

It was great to talk to Ulrika. In some ways it doesn´t seem as if the job hasn´t changed that much.

After a weekend of resting I have now translated the pattern for the Britta cowl into English– with a lot of help from my friend Wendy. Thanks, Wendy!

The pattern is available in English on Ravelry and if you prefer to have a printed copy in Swedish you can get it from Nysta.

8 kommentarer:

  1. The event looks like so much fun. :) Love your scarf.

  2. Vad fin din sjal är ! Och vad kul det verkade vara på festivalen , själv var jag i Stockholm men på helt andra äventyr ... Maken o jag firade att vi varit gifta en massa år.

  3. Det var så trevligt att träffa dig på mässan och jag är tacksam för alla tips du gav.

    //Helen Olsson

  4. Underbar blogg, ännu bättre alster. Keep going!!!!!

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  6. Hittar inte svenska mönstret hos Nysta en underbar sjal

  7. Hej! Jag undrar var man kan köpa dina mönster i nedladdningsbar version? Hittade din sida på Ravelry, men det gick inte att få tag på mönstren den vägen. Blev lite förälskad i mössan Maja... Hoppas på svar!

    1. Jag har inga mönster i nedladdningsbar version just nu, tyvärr. De säljs bara via Nysta (www.nysta.se) eller i olika garnaffärer.