twice every year there is an indoor fair in the stockholm area called syfestivalen (literal translation is actually “the sewing festival”) where one may shop all kinds of things within the textile crafts. i haven’t been to one in many years, mostly because i’ve been a bit dissapointed at what’s been availble (too much acrylic and too much quilting and scrapbook making for my taste). but this time, they’d moved it to a new venue, and i thought i could give it another chance. well, i did find some really nice things there, but the best part was meeting up with my friends (both old and new!). i arranged, together with some ravelry friends, a small informal ravelry meetup.
this is what i bought:
ecological wool from huskroken
knit picks dpns from eva i stäket
no, i do not intend to start quilting, but i have some sewing plans that i will tell you about later. all in all, it was a nice outing, but i really wish we had some sort of fiber festival here in sweden where yarn shops and spinning mills would get together for a fair and perhaps organise some workshops and other fiber related activities. i suppose syfestivalen is as close to it as we get at the moment. at least they had a “knitting square” where many yarn shops had their booths and in the middle of the square there were large tables where you could join a small knitting or crochet related workshop.