Sunday, 6 February 2011

News


Red dragonflies
Originally uploaded by Asplund
Imagine my surprise and delight when I read the morning newspaper a couple of days ago and saw my blog mentioned in an article about knitting! Thanks, Karin! Later that day they called me from the local radio station and asked me if wanted to come and talk about knitting on Monday morning. Guess what I answered!

"Jaws" is resting while I think about different sleeve ideas, so I've excavated the "Red Dragonflies" sweater from my UFO pile. I'm afraid it may be slightly out of proportion (the sleeves too wide for the body) but I won't know for sure until I block it. I may have to knit some kind of side gussets to add to the width.

Last but not least, a couple of gifts! I recently knitted a shawl with handspun silk yarn fellow knitter Marguerite in France was kind enough to send me. Here it is on a tea towel fellow knitter James in New Zealand sent me. Thank you both! I'm going to give the shawl to a friend's daughter, but the towel is mine.

15 comments:

christinelaennec said...

That's so cool! I'm really pleased. There needs to be more awareness that men can and do knit - and that knitting is a great thing to do. My husband used to knit and sew, but hasn't done handcrafting for quite a while as his job and family take up so much of his time and attention now. His last knitting project - unfinished - was a sweater for our first baby (who is now 13)! Perhaps he will go back to these things in retirement. Well done you! That Red dragonflies pullover is going to be gorgeous.

Francesca said...

Congratulations! I wish I could find that article and be able to read it.
Must learn Swedish one of these days.

ylva said...

Vad kul med intevju.Du passar perfekt som språkrör för stickning :-)

Mac said...

Hi Asplund! Ive been watching your incredible knitting for a while. You kind of "kicked my butt out of the closet" whithout knowing it so now im a proud knitting guy whith a knitting blog :-) Your are really talented, cant imaging me knitting that advanced red sweater myself.
(To Francesca: Use Google translate and im sure you can find and read the article)

Madam Munch said...

Der er også fokus på strikning i danske medier, og du må være et flot eksempel!

Kerry said...

The Red Dragonflies sweater looks great, love the colour. Is it your own pattern?

EvaL8 said...

Grattis! Det lät bra i radion. Isager är bra och dina tröjor är jättefina. En till tröja i tvåändsstickning-hur orkar du?

Katarina said...

Går det att lyssna i efterhand?

Carolina said...

Congratulations on the media coverage!

Asplund said...

Thanks for kind and encouraging words!

Mac: welcome to the blog world! Wish I'd thought of "Mac the knitter" myself - and I'm in awe of your homemade needles!

Francesca: I'll write a brief summary of it and send to you.

EvaL: grattis själv till utställningen på Hemslöjden. Jag passerade fönstren och beundrade dina alster häromdagen! Ha ha - jag är tvåändsstickningsnarkoman.
(Det blev ett långt ord!)

Kerry: the pattern is not mine but an old one - typical of Danish traditional sweaters. I've made some modifications, though. And the shape is mine.

Christinelaennec: how nice to hear about your husband! Hope he returns to the crafts eventually!
Katarina: jadå, det ska gå. Det var morgonprogrammet i P4 Uppland och under passet 7.30-8.

Ing-Marie i Säter said...

Vad kul att få prata stickning i radio.

sanna said...

Ja, jag gissade att det var du. Hörde dig i morse på radion. Grattis!

Anonymous said...

HJÄRNSLÄPP! Skrattade halvt ihjäl mig när jag kom på vad jag skrivit "80 cm stickor" ha, ha. Skulle vara 80 cm rundstickor, eller hur? Vad tänkte jag på, sticka med skidstavar?? :-)//// Mvh Mac

Asplund said...

:-D

Karin said...

Kul! Jag måste leta upp det på webben och lyssna :)