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Monday, July 17, 2006

Yarnvacation (or family visit) Part II (IV)

After wonderful Wåhlstedts, the most famous handicraft coursecenter, Sätergläntan, was our focus. They have a great handicraft shop, extremly priced, but nevertheless always a place to kill some hours and take a FIKA (coffebreak). But, the tunnbrödsklämma (thinbread wrapper)-sandwish were so terrible meager, that I swear, I could have put two of them in one mounth at the same time - that is how small they were, and one for the price of 45 SEK (5 Euro). We decided not to ever take a fika again.
Rip off! On the other hand, I learned that Mia Olsson (a great textile artist) had a colour course that was cancelled, because of too few participants (no wonder, their price politics are ridiculus - you are "forced" to live at the place for - an overprice!) Otherwise I would have stayed at mum's and definitely go through 90% of their courses (to fill it up!). Enough bitching. Also, wonderful Britt-Marie Christoffersson had a course (Knitting - a handicraft to develop) and Karin Kahnlund were going to be there to have courses, in machine knitting. (She lives in Leksand with her shop "Uppstickaren") (sorry no blog there!) But, they were there next week. So, I did not have the fortune to rub with them. I bought some needles (1.25 mm and 1.5 mm) and 6 small Norsk Kunstvevyarn in a good colour palett (purple turqoiuse) 25 g for 26 SEK. (Needles costing 45 SEK each. And stared att he great Färgkraft colours (for sale) and yarn (for sale). But these pictures have a dark hue, like I guess I had being there. Not as fulfilling as the great Wåhlstedt visit. But a nice summer day. Then Next to Insjön is Claes Ohlsson, a post order retail (really men's favourites) but thank you, not my lovely husband, a true bookworm. We took a FIKA again (good one) at Leksands Bageri, listen to some folklore, and went back to the mom recidence for a lazy evening. So ok, I would say Leksand is ok place to visit for anyone.

3 comments:

Sanna said...

Jaså du har varit i "mina" trakter. Jag skall till Leksand på lördag för att träffa Karin Kahnlund. Kul att du också har haft upplevelsen av Australien. Det var otroligt längesedan vi träffades. Grebbestad tror jag att det var. Vad mycket härliga färger på allt garn. En kurs för Margret Kålberg står nu på min lista.

Garngamen said...

Hej Sanna, Kul att höras av igen. Kommer du till Gotland? Jo, Margret är verkligen en härlig person. Hälsa Karin så gott. Jag tror att jag kommer träffa henne på Gotland.

HPNY Knits said...

Yarnvacation is proving to be rather delightful no? I do love all the colors, the deep colors. you talk about the different threads, I am yet to get the lingo-
a spinning lesson is in order here in NYC for me. I can see no other way...