Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Plans, life and very little time for knitting....

I'm going to a course at FÄRGKRAFT (colour-power!) with Margret Kållberg in Töreboda (Lyrestad). I know everyone else is going either to Skåne for "Speede-tröjor" (Special Southern Sweden old age, looks a bit like the danish "Natt-tröjor", Night sweaters...) which is knitting on the thinnest needles with the thinnest yarn, one colour, but using purls to to star patterns, and It uses embroydery bands to decorate the end of the sleeves and the square front neck. It is usually tight and fitting with one button and a opening in the back to. Well, I have already been on two courses in Speede, and even if I really come from Skåne (dad's side) so, It is on my list. But not now. The others are doing a one day cruise to Åland. Not a bad idea. Probably very nice too. Well, I decided I would go - many month ago. I will learn more about colouring from one of the masters in Sweden. See some of her colour mixes at YlloTyll here. My plan is to bring some of the tricky yarn I have not been confident to colour yet. My cashmere for instance ;-) and some alpacka. Dearest Ms hpnyknits, I guess I'm lucky! You bother to comment on my blog. I do have a friend far way acorss the world. Knitting is great. I love my garden. I have someone (between puppy and Ewok - yepp, my husband) that really likes me. And - today, when my work day felt like "disastero", some project manager walked in - and want me to go to US, North Carolina. Do they have yarnshops? suddenly life felt so much better. Doesn't matter how many peonies or yarnballs you have, if you cannot fully enjoy it, grasp it, let it come inside and WARM your heart it is never enough. I have this theory, we have a tendency to long for things we do not have.
So, I long for a NY and all the yarnshops in US... a good woolfair would do the trick. How long will that last? Until someone is grumpy. Why can't I be indifferent? Im just sensitive. Anyway, thyme colour is ok. Green and purple, that is one of my set up for this weekend. And of course, I have to pick up my "endless knitting" nr 42..the two-coloured brioche in Färgkrafts lime and green. That could be something. To cheer you up, a knitting picture from Estonia - Tartu Museum. Great Mitten! Almost speede quality, but too many colours!


Jen said...

Have a fun course! I am hoping to explore dyeing sometime soon. Isn't it wonderful, to play with color? I love seeing your photos of mittens. I am hoping to knit some Estonian-patterned mittens for Christmas presents this year. Cheers!

Cina said...

Typiskt att alla Stockholmare flyr stan när jag är på besök... Jag får väl besöka lite garnaffärer och tycka synd om mig själv. ;)

Anonymous said...

Färgkurs på Färgkraft - vad avis jag blir. Hälsa Margret och det skall bli SÅ roligt att få höra vad ni gjorde!


HPNY Knits said...

thanks for your cheers! t was a good pick-me-upper for the blues!

I don't know Me and Ed's Pizza but we got ots of others... :-)
is the course a whole weekend? sounds goods like fun :-)

Kristina said...

Avundas dig denna upplevelse. Tillbringade många sommarlov hos släktingar strax utanför Lyrestad under min uppväxt. Fast det var innan jag blivit varse om mitt stora intresse för textila fibrer :)