Stitches West, again, did not disappoint. I was lucky enough to get a space in Susanna Hanssen's Lapland Handgarment Class all day Friday. Intarsia in round, baby, with twelve separate lengths of yarn! And yarn management using a long knitting needle (think loom). Totally cool. Here's a pic of everyone's wrist warmers in progress.
Can you believe we got our projects off that table without a single tangled mess?
Susanna is a great teacher—extremely knowledgeable, funny, organized,... I also love how she's a Swede who speaks without an accent, however the fact that she says "ehm" instead of "um" gives her away.
I was very restrained in the Marketplace. Only one skein of merino/tencel sock yarn from Tactile Fiber Arts in a pale green, and seven skeins of madelinetosh handpainted worsted from Webs. One of the owners, Steve, cashed me out. It's alway so interesting to see someone in person that you've first heard on a podcast. The person in your head never matches the real thing!
The window guys are coming this morning to install new living room and bedroom windows downstairs (yay!!), and a piano is being delivered on Monday, so we have lots of organizing and cleaning to do this weekend. Oh,... and we're leaving on vacation next Friday as well! I think my head is going to explode! Happy weekend everyone!