I can’t believe you are home already and that the fun that was Yarnover and Hop, Stitch and a Jump is over. The closing party at StevenBe’s is still rocking, but I just walked in the door because I do have to make an appearance at work tomorrow. I did not leave until I finished the second of the charity hats to be turned in from Steven’s Yarnover kits. (Steven announced to the whole room that you had finished the first. Should we make this a tradition?)
Lucy was great again this morning, wasn’t she? (And much smaller, or how would Karen be able to hold her up in the air?) Don’t forget to use the improved ssk she showed us - slip as if to knit, slip as if to knit, and then use the left hand needle to dig into the fronts of the stitches and knit them together. It is so much smoother than slipping the needles back point-to-point onto the left hand needle to knit them together.
Cookie’s class was like recess - playing with yarn and coming up with all sorts of crazy stitches. Rebecca commented to me tonight on how fun she had playing with us. It did seem to stimulate creative juices. Her idea on using double knit to make bands that come out of your knitting was awesome, and your looped cables with my build of threading them with I-cord needs to find its home in a design someday.
I’m sorry you missed this evening, which was in some ways a high point of the four days for me. Looking out across the room and realizing we’d made connections with most of the knitters in it was happy, happy, happy for me. I won’t start naming names, for fear of leaving someone out (and everyone was special in their own way), but there were so many lovely conversations tonight. The duck confit wasn’t bad either.
Steven was in top form, talking about his vision for the workshop and the neighborhood. No one’s eyes were dry, least of all his, when he lauded his mother, Krista, for making his knitting life possible. I am so thrilled to be connected to his efforts at building the neighborhood. (I think I’ve signed up to teach knitting bilingually on Knit In Public Day. How do you say say yarnover in Spanish?)
But even Steven had the scene stolen from him by Karen’s grandaughter. She beamed wearing her star and moon sweater that her grandma knit for her. (It glows in the dark!) So much love in that knitting.
So much love in that room. Get back here so we can go see Steven and the gang soon.