As older sister, Jan has
bossed me around given me the opportunity to be blogmeister for the last two days of yarn revelry. Today was packed again - Yarnover was fast and frenetic. Get to class! Knit swatches! Take bathroom break! Sneak to market during bathroom break! Buy cashmere fiber! Go to class! Finish that swatch!
In all the craziness we managed to have two lovely classes, one on increases and decreases with Judy Pascale. She is a dynamic and passionate lady who really ran us through our paces. That 3-hour class was crammed with more techniques than I’ve gotten in day-long classes. Judy later joined us for lunch. I was a little relieved that she didn’t make us try eating our sandwiches three different ways, just to see which way suited each of us individually. Lisa and Deb connected with us, too, so I got to eat with three of my favorite knitters (that is my preferred way to eat a sandwich).
The afternoon was Hallelujah Grafting! with Lucy Neatby. I am so glad we have 3 classes with Lucy. She is such a prepared teacher and her methods for teaching are crystal clear. I can now close a sock toe with grafting without leaving little piggy ears. Hallelujah! (Note: We found Cat’s other shoe.)
The marketplace is half the reason to attend Yarnover. I had fun seeing friends like Jennie the Potter, Chris from Briar Rose, and Aimee from Darn. Knit. Anyway. But no one does the market like the Yarn Garage in their Yarn Mechanics jumpsuits. Jessie looks pretty in anything, and Tim and Steven were just too cute.
Steven and the YG gang ended the evening for us with a lovely knit-in that brought together young and old, hip and arthritic hipped, experienced and newbie knitters. Great music, great food, and knitting were wonderful ways to decompress from a loaded day. I got to connect with Melissa, one of the YG team and also a Bohus knitter with whom I’d conversed on Ravelry!
We couldn’t go home until Jan finished her charity hat. The YG donated yarn to all the Yarnover attendees to knit hats for donation. Jan, always an over-achiever, was probably the first to turn hers in. (I believe she removed the dpns before handing it over.)
My hat is only half done, but with a full day ahead of us tomorrow, it is not getting finished tonight.
Good night, all!