Aside from the awesomeness of Cookie A’s class there were some other great moments that filled my day.
After the morning session ended I ran out to grab lunch, alone. Maybe it was a bit anti-social of me but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to just sit quietly, have a meal and listen to my own thoughts. Then this lovely women came in and was seated at the table next to me. I couldn’t resist commenting on her sweater to which she responded it’s from her book Inspired Cable Knits. Yes, that’s Fiona Ellis. That simple exchange led to a very moving, heartfelt and super fun conversation that went on for over an hour. I’m always surprised by how much of yourself you’re willing to share with a total stranger. We just keep opening up and opening up, it was great. Then we topped it off two slices of Toasted Pound Cake….
Lunch was over, I sauntered back to the class room, settled myself in the very small space and this woman walks in…I instantly say, “I know your face, where do I know you from?” She replies, “Do you read blogs? Pepperknit?”…That’s it!!!! Tapestry Cowl!!!!!!!! A few years ago I learned to knit double knit by knitting her Tapestry Cowl (the demo videos are perfection). Now wouldn’t you know it, as I was getting ready to leave that morning I just happened to grab the cowl thinking one more layer is a good idea. So what are the chances of meeting the designer?
Thanks for an awesome pattern. It was great to meet you.
Here’s a really bad picture of Anne Hanson. I was just clicking away with the camera…Can you tell I was having the best time?
In the 20 mins I had to run through the market place, I stopped by Knitty City’s booth. As I was paying, I noticed another great sweater. It’s funny how long it takes you to actually look at the wearer’s face. But when I did, there was another “Hey I know you from somewhere” moment. Meet Glenna C/Knitting To Stay Sane.
It was great to meet you too…
To give you some perspective on how big this event was, here are the knitters waiting to get into the marketplace. The only thing knitters love as much as knitting is shopping for knitting supplies.
And there was lots of shopping to be had….
Can we do this again next weekend?