I took a class on moebius knitting from Cat Bordhi. It was so much fun! I wish I could describe what moebius knitting is, but it would be nearly impossible. She describles/teaches it in her Magical Knitting books.. which, of course, I had to order as soon as I got home. Here is a picture of Cat and I after the class was done.
I finished my moebius basket on the turbulent plane ride home (have I mentioned that I don't care to fly.. and turbulence about does me in???). Anyways, it did help to knit, but I still didn't enjoy the flight very much!! Here is my finished basket... The moebius portion of the basket is the handle.. See how it twists? That's the magical part of moebius....
A fun bonus for this class was that the $25.00 class fee was waived because Skacel Co. had donated Addi Circular needles for all of us and Crystal Palace donated the yarn!
I can't wait to cast on another...
I also met Nicky Epstein and was one of 50 lucky people to get a free autographed copy of her latest book 'Knitting Never Felt Better'. What fun! It is a book I had wanted to get and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Lucky me. I also got a free autographed one of her Nicky Knits bags. Just another one of the many free gifts I received.
In fact, here is a picture of more of my goodies: some yarn from Briggs and Little in Canada (which I have been wanting to try); Mauch Chunky and Naturally Nazareth wool yarn from Kraemer Yarns; a pair of Takumi Velvet bamboo needles from Clover; Samples of wool cleaning product from Unicorn; A whole goodie bag from Nancy's Knit Knacks and another autographed book by Berta Karapetyan..'Runway Knits'.
Another author I enjoyed meeting tremedously was Leigh Radford, author of One Skein. I have loved this book and have made many things from it. She also has pattern for a Wobbles Tote that I am just itching to make. I couldn't take a picture, as I met her in the Great Hall of Vendors where cameras were not allowed. Bummer.
Of course, the biggest highlight was spending the weekend with my good friend Sheri! We laughed; ate (way too much!!); shopped and ate some more!! It was fun to see all of the fun new things she'll be adding to The Loopy Ewe. She also helped me start my dream of someday having a yarn shop of my own. Wouldn't that be the greatest???
I will end with a litle something I learned today about the spiders that I have living in my house. They appear to be very special spiders. Most spiders, as you know, eat insects and other things that get trapped in their webs. My spiders seem to prefer chocolate. Here you see an innocent M&M that has fallen prey. It's a goner! At least it's nice to know my spiders have good taste!!
Until Next Time...