Thursday, November 8, 2007

CATCHING UP

Wow, so much time has passed and I have not gotten a chance to update the blog.
Let's see. Well SAFF was a BLAST! I had so much fun. Drove up with the guys..a couple of them have blogs as well. Steve drove. Lou and Doug were along for the trip too. We left about 6a.m. and got there around 9:30a.m. It was a long but exciting adventure for us. I was on fiber overload, but I managed to stay within budget which was nothing short of a miracle. There was so much I would have loved to have bought, but was a good boy and got only what I could afford. We had a knit in for all the Georgia bloggers' and it was a huge success. There were so many people that some had to sit on the floor to knit along. Everyone really enjoyed it though. Afterwards, Claudia had us over and cooked for the boys before we headed home. She went all out and it was so nice after the day at the festival.
So here are some pics of the sheep and llamas I saw. They were so friendly!

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Too bad my apartment is too small. I want one!

Lily Chin
Lily Chin came to Atlanta and taught some classes...I got to participate in a couple. One of the classes was on pinstriping, the other was knitting edges for completed pieces. Both classes were so full of information. I was brain dead by the time I went home. Got a lot of really cool ideas for future knitting.
Check out Claudia's blog for all the pictures she got of Lily and classes. Lily is an awesome teacher...she is full of energy and the girl didn't miss a beat! I am so grateful to have gotten to meet her and learn from her as well.

Cat Bordhi
Cat Bordhi was in town this past week for a book signing and to teach as well. She did a special night for the AKG where she spoke to us and had a question and answer session and signed books as well. I got her latest book "New Pathways For Sock Knitters" signed. She was so inspiring! I hope to see more of her in the future. She is truly amazing. The book is incredible. I knitted the first two practice socks and her architecture and techniques just blows my mind. A MUST HAVE for any knitter who is serious about their knitting!

Ravelry
I'm finally in. Whew, there is so much to see! I have not done much, but I can see how easily you can get sucked into it! I stayed up until 1a.m. last night looking around and put in some books...it's so cool, and addictive.

So that's all for now. Didn't have many pictures to put on this week, but nevertheless needed to catch up with my fellow bloggers and let everyone know the doctor is still in!

Knit on...

2 comments:

Knits4Bears said...

I wish you could have joined us for the Cat Bordhi class. She said she is coming back again, not sure when yet. I agree, the book is AWESOME!
Doug

Claudia said...

YO - Cat is coming back in March or April 2008. I am on it. :-)