Familien Strikketreff at Egmont

Another weekend, another knitting event, this time organised by the Norwegian magazine Familien held at their offices at Egmont at Nydalen in Oslo. This is the third time it is organised but the first time I was able to hold workshops here since it has coincided with Strikkehelgen in Stavanger. My workshop Smart Knitting Techniques was sold out in a day, so I was asked to hold a second one the same day. Both where overbooked and with more knitters wanting to join on the day. 135 women were attending the day at Egmont, where the day consisted of 2 presentations, strikkekino/knitting cinema, a small market hall, 2 different workshops and idea groups. Above you see the canteen filled with knitters.

I listened to Kari Hestnes’ presentation and she spotted me. I had to come up on the stage and was an example of a body type with a long back. That was fun! I also had the opportunity to talk to the following designers who had stand in the market area (read: reception): Sidsel Høivik, Kristin Wiola Ødegård, Vanja Blix Langsrud, May Britt Bjella Zamori, and Anne-Stine Thuve. I enjoyed talking to knitters I know and new ones I had not met before as well as the Familien crew.

Here is Wiolastrikk, aka Kristin Wiola Ødegård’s stand, with her last book cover: Lek med tradisjoner on display. She is at the back to the left talking to Kari.

All their special magazines were displayed in the meeting room area, where the workshop and the knitting cinema took place.

I was also photographed in action by event photographer Martine Kolstad during my workshop. I am demonstrating making a double hem using the cable cast on. I am wearing my design: Keya Shrug and Keya Scarf.Here is one of the knitters wearing the popular Wiolakofta designed by Kristin Wiola Ødegård, captured by photographer Martine Kolstad. If you are on Facebook you will find several video made on the day, on the Familien page here: familien.egmont. On Friday, I am flying to Stavanger, south west Norway for the next and last set of workshops this fall for Strikkehelgen i Stavanger. Maybe I will see you there?

 

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