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Det har været en begivenhedsrig lørdag for mig, hvor jeg har været på benene det meste af dagen. Men det har jeg ikke været alene om, for der har godt nok været mange mennesker på #Knitwork16 inde i København. Der var godt gang i standene og masser af livlige snakke.

It has been a busy day for me, where I have been up and about almost the entire day. But I haven’t been alone in that regard, because there were rather a lot of people who spent their Saturday visiting #Knitwork16 in Copenhagen today. Many people means busy stalls and a lot of knit-talk.

Jeg gik til foredrag med Annette Danielsen, der fortalte levende om sin vej ind i strikkedesignverdenen, om det at være fuldtidsstrikker (dvs. at man strikker som arbejde, strikker i fritiden og så også tænker og drømmer om strik om natten), om hendes inspirationskilder (afsløring: der er inspiration i alt) og behov for at have en ramme. Hun havde mange fine vinkler og fortalte som altid levende – og vi kunne sagtens have hørt på hende meget længere end den halve time, der var blevet sat af. Bagefter fik jeg så til gengæld også snakket lidt mere med Katrine Wohllebe, bl.a. lidt om hendes workshops, og lidt om hendes skønne nye hæfte “Sand”, som indeholder 6 fine strikkemodeller, som hun har hentet inspiration til fra stranden.

I went to a talk by Annette Danielsen, who told us about her way into the knitting world and the world of knitwear designers, about being a full time knitter (i.e. that you knit as your work, you knit in your spare time, and you think about – and even dream about – knitting during the night), about her sources of inspiration (disclaimer: that would be everything), and her need for a context or framework for her work. She had a lot of good points to make and were as always an inspirational speaker – and I would joyfully have listened for a lot longer than the 30 min allotted. Afterwards I got to talk a little more with Katrine Wohllebe, among other things about her workshops, adn a bit about her beautiful new booklet “Sand”, which contains 6 designs with inspiration from the beach.

Jeg fik også snakket med andre bloggere, strikkere fra det fjerne USA, der havde brugt festivallen som en god begrundelse for at tage til København, gamle kammerater fra Webstrikkerne, almindelige festivalgæster – nogle af dem fik jeg endda lov til at “tatovere” med Signes fine snydetatoveringer – jeg fik også selv en. Det var en god dag at dykke ned i strikkeverdenen.

I also talked with other bloggers, knitters from far away (the US), who used the festival as a good reason to go to Copenhagen, old friends from Webstrikkerne (the web knitters), and just normal festival visitors – and I even got to “tattoo” some of them with the quirky and fun trick tattoos, that Signe has made – I got one myself as well. All in all, it was a good day to be among the knit tribe.

 

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