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Mar 25, 2019 21:43:57   #
mildredL2 (a regular here)
 
Last weekend I attended the North American Conference of the Barbara Pym Society. It was a wonderful opportunity to discuss the work of my favorite novelist, hear presentations about the novel "Crampton Hodnet", which was the topic of this year's conference, and also to have plenty of time to knit in public!

In addition to being a writer, Barbara Pym was also a knitter, and there are many knitting references in her books -- as you can see on the conference poster.
So, knitting in the audience is actually encouraged.
Here I am, knitting a top down cardigan (same pattern as the one I'm wearing in the photo, which is a 1960's pattern).




 
Mar 25, 2019 21:46:35   #
ouijian (a regular here)
 
Lovely! I love Barbara Pym. I found out about her maybe 20 years ago by reading a list of writers' writers. She popped up on everyone's list, so of course, I had to go out and get her books.
Mar 25, 2019 22:06:47   #
Teacher865
 
Love the sweater you sre wearing,
Mar 25, 2019 22:25:12   #
mildredL2 (a regular here)
 
Teacher865 wrote:
Love the sweater you sre wearing,

Thank you, I got the pattern here on KP, here's the link to the thread:
https://www.knittingparadise.com/t-261059-1.html
When you open the pdf provided, there are 4 patterns, this is the last one, "The Yarn Over Open Raglan".
Mar 25, 2019 23:06:32   #
SQM (a regular here)
 
Please give us more details. You are so pretty and a wonderful knitter. Pym Lives!
Mar 25, 2019 23:21:57   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
Beautiful jumper you are wearing....I'd love to go to events like this, wish I had more near to me
 
Mar 25, 2019 23:24:37   #
mildredL2 (a regular here)
 
Hi, SQM, and thank you!
This is the website for the Barbara Pym Society, where there is lots of detailed information about Pym's life, the books, and the conferences.
https://barbara-pym.org
This year, 119 people registered, most from the U.S., several from England and Wales, one from Austria, and with varied backgrounds and ages, and several knitters!
Mar 25, 2019 23:29:47   #
SQM (a regular here)
 
mildredL2 wrote:
Hi, SQM, and thank you!
This is the website for the Barbara Pym Society, where there is lots of detailed information about Pym's life, the books, and the conferences.
https://barbara-pym.org
This year, 119 people registered, most from the U.S., several from England and Wales, one from Austria, and with varied backgrounds and ages, and several knitters!


Thanks for the info. Were any men there?
Mar 25, 2019 23:49:23   #
mildredL2 (a regular here)
 
SQM wrote:
Thanks for the info. Were any men there?

Yes, about 20 men attended, and some of them are active in the organization, including the North American Coordinator of the BP Society.
Mar 26, 2019 00:32:03   #
nwjasu
 
Thank you for an author recommendation. Only one of her books is an audio in the library so far. I love to listen & knit.
Mar 26, 2019 00:53:32   #
Luckylady7929
 
This sweater looks beautiful on you. What sizes does it come in. I looked at the pattern and didn't see only one size.could you also tell me what yarn you used and how many skeins it took. Thanks
 
Mar 26, 2019 01:06:35   #
mildredL2 (a regular here)
 
Luckylady7929 wrote:
This sweater looks beautiful on you. What sizes does it come in. I looked at the pattern and didn't see only one size.

Thank you!
The size information for all 4 sweaters in this set of patterns is on the first page, they just use different size needles for making different sizes.
Mar 26, 2019 01:27:28   #
mildredL2 (a regular here)
 
nwjasu wrote:
Thank you for an author recommendation. Only one of her books is an audio in the library so far. I love to listen & knit.

I know what you mean, I like audio books for knitting, and have only been able to get one, "Excellent Women." It's a really good one, usually recommended when people ask which one to read first.
Mar 26, 2019 02:02:09   #
Bernadette F
 
A very pretty cardigan.
Mar 26, 2019 04:42:38   #
WendyMargaret (a regular here)
 
Love Barbara Pym. I've read all her books twice and may give them another go.
Thanks for the link to your sweater. You look lovely in it.
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