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

Friday, October 20, 2006

More London....Part 3

So, Check out Mary, Mary quite contrary, my Texas friend. Wow, She is really a good photographer too, and really as fiber-crazy as I'm. I sure missed that Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop.. How is that possible? but, I agree, Yeah, we three (including HPNYKnits ) had really good times. Next time I make sure I'm not exhausted when I go, and make a real trip out of it. It was so nice. This picture says it? Ok, I admit, I have not even STARTED to take pictures of my own yarn. This is just going nuts at the Knitting and Stiching meet. And I asked the owner if it was ok. So, this first is handpainted silk from Get Knittined.
I have had one day in Linköping, one in Kista, and 3 in Budapest (Hungary). Finally back home. It was all work, but a really good time. Especially finding the choclate shop open 9.30 in the evening just around the corner from the hotel (I mean it - it was Fine choclates from all over the world). Listening to Hungarian folkmusik during dinner and meeting new and interesting workpeople. Unfortunately no time for yarn. And I had taken the wrong Rowan-book, so I had no Sleeve-pattern, so not much knitting.
But, I'm not going to complain. Look at this Jamieson (from Shetland) that also were in London. WHat colours. I bought books, and just had to take some pictures of their fantastic yarn - and get a full sample-card. What do you think? Gahh, druel, gahh.. more.... Even more.. But, they had only brought packs. I think if they have had one sack of each colour, it would have been sold! Bad planning. But next year, I will pre-order ;-) No, that was just it. I promised to fix up my yarn room. Displaying all I got will be the best prevention. But just look at it.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

More London yarn craze Part 2

It is breast cancer awareness month. Did you examine yourself lately? This is why half the audience had little pink bands, and why I am going to knit a pink scarf (well, donate!) Well, my story from the Knitting and Stiching show goes on. This work of art (to the left) is done by a young vibrant girl that I met at Liberty (her work at the show). Sorry, remind me of her name please? Every thursday evening a cool group of knitters meet for High tea (and I tell you it was GOOD! Tudor tea (got some champange too) at Liberty for a stich and bitch. The peole I met (which I have figured out - i.e. kindly left a comment on my blog) is Bridgid, and of course I Knit London, also Mary , who is a blogfriend of HPNYKnits, the latter which I was tagging along (like a band-aid ;-). Ahh, the Ally Pally. I leave you with a great druel pictures from the "Get Knitted stand". I bought the Nova Scotia Lace 100% Silk (2 skeins x100g (600m) for 19 99 pounds (yep - so expensive you choke). But, hey you are only there once. But I have to get to Canada. I just love this sea colours, when I get to the pictures of what I bought (none of these are) you will smile.... But this week Im going to Budapest (and Linköping), so no time to blog until next weekend. But, You are not eager are you? You cannot just blog, you gotta knit to!
These last picture is really showing the sea-silk (made of some sea-weed), but somehow the real silk had sharper colours. Below (sorry if I offended some artist rights) I snapped a shot of some of the art-work. I will post some more. I think exposure is important. This is a way to say how much I apprechiate them. Just wish I know names enough (how hectic could it be to jot down a name?) Very, if you are only a few hours visiting one of the greatest yarn-display. So, keep them comments going. They make me so happy. It is great to have visitors. But, rambling on about yarn is really ongoing. I think colour is really an area that is just great. Sparks me. I have all my different hanks laying around everywhere. Just to touch. Silk. Ahhh.
Hanging in a hand... scary and true..Well, I got to get ready for work tomorrow. Train EARLY. Tuula, I do not post my email here, but firstname.lastnameATbredband.net will do the trick ;-) or post your own? Sounds like have progressed in your hand-dying a great deal. Very impressed. Take care! and YES, I really would like to meet you again.