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First Day at Knitter’s Connection

I made it to Columbus with no problems. I got to the hotel around 4:30, got settled and ready to go to the hotel to catch Lime & Violet’s live podcast. I downloaded the backlog of episodes some time ago and listened to a bunch today and earlier in the week. My gosh are they funny! I was pretty excited about getting to be at their live taping. The hotel I’m staying at is as expected. Nothing fancy, but

I got there just in time and found out that Violet fell ill and wouldn’t be there. Lime hosted the podcast with someone running the event (I forgot her name). Of course, it wasn’t quite the same as Violet being there, but i was still a good time and had quite a few laughs. They showed some of the things that will be at the market – yarns, fibers, and extras.

They were talking about doing a special taping tomorrow at lunch time if Violet is feeling better. I hope she’s feeling much better now and it’d be really neat to get to attend a second taping.

Tomorrow I have my all day class: 25 Tricks of the Trade. It starts early in the morning and I have to get there extra early to register (missed that today because I didn’t come early enough!).

Well, I need to get some sleep. Night all!


I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

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