Marly Bird and Skacel. My name filled the last line on the page + I really wanted DD & I to take the class together. At class time, Marly Bird found a chair, supplies, etc., for DD to sit in on our session. Y A Y. Goodness we sucked in class. The will was there and our hooks were not very confident. I can chain and single crochet -- never mind starting with 10 , next row 8, next row 9, next row 7 ---- oops learning to increase and decrease- not. DD had a tight crochet piece - looked pretty decent by the end of our hour. Was encouraged the whole time by our instructor and other class participants. Aside from the printed instructions, we have a nice letter & beginner's pattern from Jodi Roush. And -- an awesome skacel publication, skacel bag,
Addi comfort grip hook, and beautiful Reggae yarn [awesome to practice with this yarn]. With the help of friends and you-tube, I just might improve! While browsing the booths, stopped at Erin Lane and I bought a Marly bag. DD found lovely bag with zipper ---- cat proof! [so nice a bag, we went back the next day so she could purchase another one.
Did I mention booths, shopping? for
Pins & needles?
Lickin Flames. Fat, dark Knitting Needles were gift from WEBS if you purchased from their booth.
The needle set with owls are hexagonal - cherry wood by Indian Lake Artisans. [not pictured - knitters pride square needles - and sock size needles including Addi circulars from Yarnbarn].
How I adore my Gnome Acres bag - ask DD to show you the yarn she bought in their booth!
After a day and a half, I have quite a collection of cards. I adore the logos and colorful flyers. Card/flyer w/ruler, card w/needle inventory on the back, or sweet photographs, and discount codes. Too much fun. As we went along the aisles, we had notes on the cards about pattern names, and - some for a return visit on our second day.
more about stitches midwest in the next post ......
P.S. After reading this blog post -- LINK HERE -- I've been on the look-out for 4-n-1 Boye tool. When I was shopping for an inexpensive shredder - I found them. Have not tried using yet.