Thursday, September 17, 2009
Stitches Midwest 2009
Here is a picture of my LOOT from the fabulous Stitches Midwest weekend getaway!
From bottom Left to Right: Buffalo Gold in "Earth" with pattern, Knit Happy mugs and the green/orange Zealana Kauri yarn (merino, possum and silk blend) from the The Knitting Today booth, an African hand basket (can't remember the name of the booth), Aussi Wool is Russet color, Catalina in the blue, Sunday Knits Nirvana in the cedar colorway and last but not least the New Style of Heirloom Knitting
I love each and every purchase and even with less vendors this year then in years past. I didn't find that there wasn't anything to see.
My Saturday afternoon class Dotty Knits was taught by Suzann Thompson. Go to her blog and just gaze at this lovely Rug she had with her for all the class to see. The name "dotty" comes from the added dots used in the mosaic color work. It was a very fun class and I had a blast. It was indeed inspiring and I'm hoping I can use this for all those creative projects brewing in my brain.
Here are the sample swatches we worked up in class. The heart to the right was the first sample we started with and to the left is a leaf which also has an added intarsia color worked in.
Early on Sunday was my next class in Where Did You Get Those Numbers by Edie Eckman. It wasn't until she held up her book in class that I finally figured out who she was. This was Edie Eckman. Wow. Now, normally I wouldn't mind a math class, but people it was SUNDAY.... MORNING.... AT 8:30!! But once I had the intervenes caffeine drip put in I was golden.
The math never went over 4th grade level and is completely doable and I highly recommend this for new and not so new knitters because she discusses all those mysterious issues, like gauge and yarn substitutions.
I think overall the best part was hanging out with all my friends. Chatting about what we each bought and just being amongst our peeps.