Stickfest i Väst

Oh, hi there.

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

I’m still here, though.

I haven’t stopped knitting, either, but a lot of life happens in three years.

For one, I have a real job now with a real salary.

And while I don’t love money, they sure are nice to have.

Especially when my old knitting friends yet again ask me to join them at the Swedish

knitting festival ‘Stickfest i Väst‘. Every year I’ve had to say

‘no, sorry, I can’t afford it’

and every year they’ve come back telling stories of great times and of great people.

And yarn of course.

So, when I was asked this year, I said yes.

Yes.

And I learned new things and made new friends.

(And I want to be Swedish but that’s a story for another day.)

Here is what I learned.

Tvåändstickning.

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The teacher of the workshop was Ivar Asplund.

He’s an amazing knitter.

Krydret strik.

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The teacher of this workshop was Charlotte Kaae.

She was one of my very first knitting friends and I’ve learned a lot from her over the

years.

And not just about knitting.