Monday, June 11, 2007

A Very Fun Weekend

This was a great weekend. Victoria's 1st Fiberfest was a real hit thanks to Marilyn. Marilyn and her family did a wonderful job of putting on a very fun weekend for all the knitter's who came. It all started Friday night with a wonderful fashion show and dinner. The Dinner was great Meika even mastered chopsticks. She learned that you pick food up with chopsticks, drop it then eat it with her fingers.( thats just how I use chopsticks) The garments modeled were great. I especially loved the multi directional Noro sweater. I want one.

The next day I taught sock knitting in the morning. It was fun but I didn't get any pictures to show you. I was too busy teaching. I had 7 students and they all will be sock knitters.

In the afternoon I took a weaving class. It was great and I learned so much, now I reallllllly want a nice loom.

After the classes I met up with Megan, Uli and Brenda and we headed out to see the Yarn Harlot speak. She was very funny and I enjoyed her talk.
I think she took a picture of me taking a picture of her - what do you think.
We hung around and knit for a long time watching everyone get books signed then we took Stephanie out to the Canoe Club to have a party with a bunch of other knitter's. It was very fun. I was sitting beside this guy who just didn't get what all the knitter's were doing and what was the big deal about knitting anyways. He and his friends were a bit loaded so I thought it would be very fun to teach him to knit so he could get an idea of how neat knitting was. Stephanie helped in this and taught him the cowboy method of knitting. Now I had never heard of this method but it was very entertaining. It is certainly a method that appealed to these drunk guys. I think when they sober up they will have the desire to knit and not know why.
Look at the picture of Stephanie's knitting abandoned on my table at the bar, but I'll bet if I had gone for the yarn she would have caught me. I love that sweater and I am going to try and get that yarn into the store. It is wonderful and the finished sweater is amazing
The Knit Out the next day was - - well -- wet, wild, windy and fun. It took me twice as long to set up as I wasn't going to let 1 ball of yarn get wet. I had a lot of plastic and tarps. At one point in the day it was so windy that I couldn't even leave my chair as I was holding the entire tent from blowing away. I am not kidding. I sold lots of yarn and met lots of old and new friends. I gave out a lot of flyers for the Fun Knits Retreat and the Retreat that I am going to at Hollyhock.
Judy Frabotta who is presenting the Hollyhock retreat came with her spinning wheel and spun yarn all day. It was wonderful to visit her again and watch her spin, she looked so relaxed and made spinning look so easy. I am definately going to play with spinning and weaving when I go to Hollyhock.
So that was my very fun weekend. I realized something this weekend - I am getting too old to party all weekend and then function on Monday morning.


Anonymous said...

Hey Shelley!

It was a pleasure to meet you on Saturday. It sounds like you had a fun time at the pub. I was worried that you guys couldn't get a table and that things were cramped as they didn't have room for almost 30 people!!! It was first come first served. Anyway, maybe we'll meet again soon and if not, there's always the Knit Out next year! :)


Anonymous said...

It was a wonderful time and I'm so glad we got to spend a little bit of time. Really looking forward to coming up to Quadry in the summer now.