Though I haven't posted in a month or so, I've not stopped knitting. Quite the opposite in fact. I am glad to report that on Thanksgiving Day, my Ella was completed and worn for the very first time.
So very pleased that I'm using my recent yarn purchases up right away. In fact, my New Year's resolution is to use up all my stash yarn by June.
Don't laugh. I'm serious. Really.
The area was jam packed with crocheters and knitters of all ages and stripes.
Hips huddled at yarn company booths clamouring for their latest pattern and book offerings. If you have an interest in getting something, come early and tag team with your friends!
Hmm, not sure if they offered such a variety of demos last year. I was glad to have the opportunity of learning from Nicky Epstein as she showed us some great new tricks from her latest book, Knitting Over the Edge. My only hope for improving the demos next year is to provide a better time. Right in the middle of her demo, the fashion show commentary began blaring.
I also enjoyed watching the spinning demo. Looks like such a soothing thing to do. The attraction is totally the flower child within me. I keep her under wraps most times.
Lucked out with the hotel. Booked a room, but got a scenic suite. Woo, hoo! Enjoyed the last day of summer on the boardwalk and beach.
This was my second time going. Last year I'd just gone to the Market Place. Figured now was the time to take some classes. Took four. Basic Pattern Drafting, Short Row Savvy, Learning to Cable, and Double Knitting with Color. They were all amazingly helpful. I've been trying to review what I've learned this past week so as not to forget a thing.
Uh, well, not the pattern drafting cause I can truly leave the algebra for another day. My heart says guage, smadge. My head says I'd better act like I know if I don't want to waste my time...