Friday, June 13, 2008

Knitters Connection

I got to attend KC yesterday and I am in love. This was the second annual Knitters Connection held in Columbus, OH and sponsored by The Merc. I was not able to attend last year, but heard such wonderful things about it that I put it on my calendar to make sure I'd get to a class.

I signed up for Sally Melville's "Two Colors Two Hands" class to learn more about fairisle knitting (or stranded knitting, or color work, etc.). It was fabulous. We learned about 5 different ways to work with two or more colors, including the Portugese purling technique with the yarn wrapped around the back of your neck. It actually worked! I am already planning my first fairisle felted tote bag.

After the class, I had the pleasure of sharing lunch and then a few hours of knitting time with other KC members. It was awesome. Next year, I am going to attend the entire event. Definitely.


Spiminarian said...

Yay Knitter's Connection! :) I was so sad to go home afterwards, but it's nice to take a break from fibers!

Patti said...

so, i was pondering making the ribbed lace bolero, saw yours and that you made it for the KC, and then of course ended up here. the KC was great, wasn't it? jan (from the merc) had me take a bunch of photos - i posted one over at my blog: