Some Impressions of the Swing-Knitting™ Meeting in Helmstedt, Germany

Last weekend 15 Swing-Knitters met in Helmstedt, Germany, at Petra Neumann’s (

We´ve been knowing each other for years, yet some of us never met personally, just held contact by email. It was great joy to meet after all this time!

On Friday, we met in Petra’s LYS and admired (and reduced :)) her stock of wonderful yarn. For Saturday, Silke had organized a wonderful room, just the right size and with lots of light. Here we were able to talk, knit, admire each others’ work, share our experiences, laugh a lot and share personal joy and grief – we had a wonderful day!

On Sunday, we just comfortably sat and talked and knitted, until after lunch we all headed for home again.

Silke had prepared all the very tasty meals with lots of love and very good and healthy ingrediences – the weekend was a culinary highlight as well!

A BIG hug and a gigantic THANK YOU to Petra, Silke and Christine for all the work they had in preparing this weekend perfectly! They arranged for nice and affordable hotel rooms just around the corner, lovingly decorated the room, Petra had ordered a wonderful assortment of yarns for the workshop and coilless safety pins, and Silke’s food offered everthing you can think of for lunch, tea and supper! Everything was just PERFECT!

On Saturday, I presented the Swingy Hitchhiker, our project for Workshop 5, and we went through the first stanzas together. The beginning of this shawl is quite complicated, but now everyone can continue on her own.

Sorry, it will still be some time until I can publish this workshop – I still have to do the theoretical part of it. I suppose the German version will go online by the end of April, the English version in May.

Our next meeting will be in September. It will be an OPEN MEETING – we are all very curious to get to know the “new” Swing-Knitters personally, and we will welcome them with open arms! As soon as we know the definite date of this meeting in Helmstedt, I will announce it on Ravelry and on the Swing-Knitting websites – if you have wishes concerning the date or the workshops we will offer, please send us an email. It shall be OUR “Swing-Knitting Festival” – so please tell us your wishes!

The slide show gives you some impressions of our meeting – have fun watching it!