Roxie picked me up Thursday morning and I was so excited I had all my stuff piled in the driveway waiting.
|Note the essentials: Cherry Coke Zero and wine|
Friday the fiber fun began! We were at the Ag Center at 9:00 when the doors opened. I wandered around all morning looking at all the great stuff for sale in vendors' booths and buying lots of goodies. As a new spinner I wanted to get a variety of different fibers to try out, but I also couldn't resist some yarn as well.
|My total haul from both Friday & Saturday|
Friday afternoon I had a class on working with antique and vintage knitting patterns with Franklin Habit. He is not only a great teacher, but is hilarious and absolutely adorable! I highly recommend any of his classes, but being a bit of a history geek myself, I love his passion for the history of knitting.
|Franklin modeling a traveling cap|
|The "real" Franklin|
Saturday morning all three of us took a class on designing a triangular shawl with Vithard Villumsen a designer from Denmark. Another great class, and instructor. Vithard is so cute, we all wanted to take him home with us. He was wearing one of his new designs, the1sleeved, and we all fell in love with it. He let us all try it on and I'm not kidding when I say it fit and looked great on everyone. He was such a good sport too, because we dragged him after class to the Miss Babs booth to help us all pick out colors to make one! Unfortunately, none of us remembered to take a picture of Vithard, because we were too busy acting like 12 year old fan girls, but if you follow the link for the1sleeved pattern, you will see him modeling the design.
|My yarn for the1sleeved|
After another hour or so of wandering and shopping, we were all starving, so we headed in to Hendersonville for a late lunch/early dinner, a quick visit to another local yarn store, and then headed back to the room early. Of course we had to show and tell, and wind our yarn to start Vithard's pattern before bed, but it was another great day.
Sunday morning Michiele had a class, so she got up and left, and Roxie and I sat around for a while before finally getting on the road mid-morning. I got home Sunday afternoon, tired and glad to be home, but it was a fabulous weekend and I can't wait for next year!