For the 6th time, I held workshops at the knitting festival in Stavanger, organised by “Strikk og Drikk” (and yes, “drikk” means drink as they usually meet up at a pub). Michael was the official photographer for the festival so he came with me to Stavanger for the first time. I held a total 4 workshops over 13 hours and a one-hour talk, so I had little time to check out the market halls. Above is designer and yarn dyer Helle Slente in the middle with her business partner Kristin Greig King, aka Skeindinavian Knits who had a stand in the market hall at the Clarion Hotel Stavanger. Below you also see the knitting café at the center of it.
There was yet another knitting café outside the market hall. But with so many knitters staying at the hotell you could spot them knitting in the lobby, in the restaurant, in the breakfast area as well as on the workshops in the conference rooms. It was like a friendly knitting invasion, really!
Here is my program for the weekend. It did not leave me much time to browse in the market halls, so I never made it to the second market hall. As usual they had an impressive program for the festival.
Michael did make it to the second market hall at Folkets Hus and here is one of the stands a yarn shop called “Vi-strikkere” selling Tuku wool.
The last photo I will share is from my Knitting Design workshop held in Aroma conference room at the Clarion Hotel Stavanger. The program for the knitting weekend was filled to the brim and on offer were these activities, just to mention a few: Late beer lunch, trip to Sandnes Garn (yarn producer), last knitter standing competition, knitting bingo, and knitting cinema. Here is a link to the program: Stavanger Strikkefestival 2021 Program. It was impossible as a knitter to get bored here! I had a fabulous time in Stavanger!