This weekend I have been to a really nice gathering for knitters at Skarnes, organized by Projo. Everything was arranged so nicely for us with accommodation, food and even wonderful summer weather! So we could just sit down and knit and talk and enjoy life.
Bente Presterud Røvik var der og fortalte om hvordan hun gikk fram når hun arbeidet med et design. Hun hadde også med seg noe av det hun har designet. Hun lager oppskrifter for både ukeblader og garnprodusenter.
Designer Bente Presterud Røvik told us about how she worked with a design. She also showed some of what she has designed. She creates patterns for magazines and yarn manufacturers.
Et av høydepunktene på Projotreff er besøk i "gottebutikken". Nydelig garn i flotte farger og kvaliteter. Noe som selvfølgelig er helt uimotståelig for oss strikkeglade damer! Men hvordan skal en klare å velge blant alle disse herlige fargene?
One of the highlights were the visit to the "candy store". Beautiful yarn in beautiful colors and qualities. Which of course is completely irresistible to us knitting girls! But how is one able to choose among all these great colors?
Egentlig har jeg kjøpestopp nå, men jammen lurte det seg noen hesper garn med likevel. Det er jo ikke hver dag en er på Projo :) Actually, I was supposed to not buy any more yarn now, but I left with some skeins of yarn anyway. It is not every day I am at Projo:)
Bitta Mikkelborg hadde laget et nytt sokkedesign for Projo sokkegarn som ble lansert der og da, og de oppskriftene forsvant raskt unna. Jeg skal strikke dem i dette garnet.
Bitta Mikkelborg had created a new sock design for Projo sock yarn that was released, and those patterns disappeared quickly. I will knit them in this yarn.
We also got a gift bag with inspiration brochures and yarn, cute buttons and a smart little notebook with pen.
It was possible to learn to knit "kont" knitting. That is something I've thought for a long time that I was going to try to learn. And with Stine's help and patience, I learned it. Yarn and needles did not quite fit together so the little was not very pretty: D but the important thing was to learn the technique. Now I must hurry to practice so I will not forget it again.
Og et par sokker fikk jeg strikka ferdig. Helt vanlig "uten å tenke" sokker i Regia.
And I got finished a pair of socks. Completely simple "without thinking" socks in Regia.
Silkeveven. Det var en stor opplevelse å se denne kinesiske veven. Denne veven er den eneste av sitt slag i drift utenfor Kina. Den er fire meter høy, fem meter lang, med 12000 tråder i renningen, og betjenes av to personer .
On Sunday we went to see the Silk loom. It was a great experience to see this Chinese loom. It is the only of its kind in operation outside China. This loom is four meters high, five meters long, with 12,000 threads in the warp, and is worked by two people.
In such a little silk cocoon is about 1 km thin silk thread !
Takk for en kjempefin helg! Thanks for a great weekend!