Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Knit Nation

I have had the most fun ever on 3 days of Knit Nation, held at Imperial College on 29 - 31 July. I had the privilege of being a member of the crew, helping Alice and Cookie A. This involved packing the shopper bags, putting up the booth - doesn't the boot look great!

- helping out at Class Registration (this was where I hung out with all the other crew!)
- I also signed up for 2 classes. One was with Nancy Bush, knitting an Estonian Lace Sampler and the other was Spinning for socks with Judith MacKenzieMcCuin. They were both amazing teachers. I'm so inspired to start many new projects!

- Of course, there was the Marketplace as well. I was tempted by so many of the stalls but was quite restrained in my purchases. This is all detailed below (from left to right, Laceweight Wollmeise in Amethyst Light, Laceweight Wollmeise in Ballerina (this was a gift from Alice and Cookie for all the volunteer work), fibre from Artist Palette, BFL fibre from John Arbon)
Next row - signed copy of Nancy Bush's book, stitch markers from Tricot de Plume and The Bothered Owl, 3 skeins of Wollmeise sock yarn in My Old Blue Jeans, Petit Poison No 5 and Peppermint Prinz and some grey alpaca fibre. Can't wait to knit up some of these!

Now be ready to be astounded. This is what the Wollmeise stall looked like. Have you seen so much Wollmeise yarn in one place. These shots were taken just before the Marketplace Preview. (should have seen the rush and the crush when the doors opened!)