I have SO much I want to say! Today was wonderful!
I got there about 7:45 and checked in. Upon check in, I got my name badge, class and event tickets, and a bag with magazines, a book, and yarn!
I want to preface this by saying these are the first ever knitting class I’ve taken. I’ve learned everything from a book or online and occasionally a thing or two from my knitting groups. That being said, I had a GREAT first experience!
I had my class “25 Tricks of the Trade” taught by Candace Eisner Strick. My goodness is she funny! She made us all laugh quite a bit and I don’t even know where to start with all of the things I learned. There were a few things I already knew how to do, but there was so much I didn’t know and had a lot of “Ohhhhh! That’s soooo cool!” She lives in Connecticut, which I think is pretty cool since I used to live there. My knitterly Connecticut friends should take a class by her if you get the chance because she does quite a few local classes. So, since I can’t detail out everything, I’ll show you a picture of the swatches that we practiced on and learned on in class:
Yes, that is CUT in that photo. It’s not as bad as I ever dreamed it would be and she talked a little about steeking and helped me get over that fear of venturing into that whole realm.
Knitter’s Market was open today. Oh my! There was so much beautiful things there! I didn’t take photos because I was so…. well, taken back by all the wonderful things! Tomorrow I will be getting a few things and I will be sure to take photos. I didn’t get through everything because I needed to eat dinner after my all day class before Cat Bordhi’s lecture.
My gosh the lecture!! Socks… nothing but talk about socks! Cat has a book coming out the end of July all about unique sock architecture. It’s different than anything I’ve seen. Amazing stuff! I don’t own any of her books, but I’ve wanted them for some time. I really want this book when it comes out. It’s the first in a three part series about socks. If you like sock knitting, you’ll have to at least take a look at the book when it comes out – you’ve never seen anything like this before!
I wore my Jaywalker socks today and I got so many compliments on them! It made me feel so good that people were oooing and ahhhing over my socks :o)
Oh and I can’t forget this! I met some knitter’s who are part of the Middletown, OH Knitter’s Guild! I was sitting at a table this morning, enjoying some tea and knitting before class started and they came and sat by me. Turns out that one of the gals was in my class today, so I got to know her pretty good and I had lunch and dinner, enjoyed the knitter’s market, and the lecture with them. I was even invited to come to the guild sometime since it’s really not that far from where I live – the gal in my class, Teresa, offered to bring me as a guest! How cool is that! We exchanged information and hopefully we can get together soon. Having met some new people that don’t live too far from me really made my day!
I’m participating in the Little Visitor Round 7 Swap on Craftster. If you’ve been reading long enough, you may remember that Shelia went on a trip last summer to Washington DC. Shelia’s getting ready to go on another little trip.
I’ll be sending her out this weekend to Florida for her summer vacation :o)
Alright, I must be getting to bed. I have a morning class tomorrow – Changing Numbers. Should be interesting!