61 knitters (including my mum) + my brother, designated driver for the evening, made it to the knit café where I was to present my newly released book ‘To rett en vrang. Designstrikk’. I was chuffed that Thomas Kvist, owner of Thomas Kvist Yarns, came from Sweden to see the complete collection, shown for the very first time. 3 of the garments in the book are made using his yarn. Below you can see Thomas studying the snood & Blackberry sweater.
I had requested 5 models (since I had 2 on the book launch) which meant that one of the owners of Nøstet Mitt, one of their managers, one of their employees, their daughter and a friend, all had to take part. They were all pleased that I had not brought the Camilla Skovgaard shoes with the 11cm heels and had decided that since Katrine is a dancer she had to wear the highest heels.
As I presented the garments and talked about my knitting experiences, I am pleased to tell you that nearly everyone was multi-tasking by knitting or pattern checking the book simultaneously.
All the models posed on a stand like a live sculpture while I talked about each garment before they walked a round so everyone could feel the texture and study details close up.
After the presentation of all garments, Nøstet Mitt offered 25% discount on everything in the shop which was ever so tempting and most of the knitters present took the opportunity to increase their stash. I was ready and where happy to sign books, as you can see below.
In addition there was a draw for a gift voucher worth 500 NOK, valid in all 3 shops, which everyone, excluding my brother would like to win. Glenn was actually happy he did not win.
Just before leaving, more than 3 hours later – the knit café was from 18.00 to 21.00 – I was photographed together with Anne Grethe (owner) and Vibeke (manager.)
I was given a stunning rain coat with a knitting print by Anne Grethe and Freddy (co-owner and photographer for the evening – more photos on Nøstet Mitt’s Facebook page)! It is unbelivable and you have to see a photograph of it – try imaging a knitted raincoat in a traditional Norwegian knitting pattern. To be continued…
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