November 20, 2006
First Stitch n Bitch Day Netherlands
Saturdaymorning 18th november:
After a beautifull bikingtour trough my city, I arrived at De Van Nelle Fabriek (see pictures overhere , and a great story about this day too).
Checked how she was doing, and walked my first (of many) round(s).
There was a lot to see:
A LONG table to knit
Lot of different shops (books, yarn, yarn, yarn, yarn, patterns and gear)
Knit a River project
When the doors opened at 10, tons of women (and some men) walked in.
For me it was like 2000 people, but I read somewhere, there were 800 knitters together.
At 12, my sister and one of my aunts arrived from Apeldoorn. It was great to see them! We did more walking/buying and finally sat down and knit and eat sandwiches.
Our aunt spoiled us, so we could buy something nice, so sweet.
I saw a lot of bloggers, other "famous" knitters, and what I really liked: All the shawls, cardigans, scarves, sweaters etc everybody carefully chosen to wear!
"Birches", "Clapotis-sen", Starmoredesigns, shrugs etc.
There was one knitted masterpiece: The "frost shawl", worn by the sister in law from Saartje and knitted by her mother.
The queenlady herself was there: Debbie Stoller, and I really hope she had the time this day to remember her important rol in this all!
And check this shop (also online): I Knit . They have yarn made from Banana's and doing good things (like the Knit A River project, and have knittingmeetings the whole week!)
There's a lot more to tell, but just read and see the other Dutch Knitting Blogs to get an impression!
On the Knittingfrontnews:
I will be finishing my striped socks very soon..
Start pinkish socks for my mother in law, she needs them a lot...
And want to start the Candle Flame Shawl in green mohair, or red Klazien yarn.(free pattern by Knitpicks overhere) .