My craft group and I had a great time at the Stitches Midwest 2009 show. It was great. The fashion show featured the knitted miracles of Jane Slicer-Smith’s “Knit the Colors of Australia.” The central pieces in the show and her new book were swing coats, swagger jackets, and drapes using mitered block design and solid block construction.
It was awesome. She was on stage pointing out her knitting construction and I was in awe of her detailed thinking in creating these garments.
I’ve attached a picture of my stash, each one of the yarns in the picture came in packs of 10 skeins. So I have 40 new skeins of yarn…..Yea!
The square wooden needles were handmade by this guy named “Joe” who uses reclaimed wood to make his knitting needles. Mine are “bloodwood from Africa.”
I bought a pair of Addi #17 size turbo circular needles with the tube cable. wow. Then I purchased “The Gathered Look” by Maggiknits Irish MK Collection Book 15 and talked to her and she signed my copy. YeeHaw!!! This is the third book of hers that I have. Also there was a woman there who conducts classes of Maggiknits designs and I will be taking a class as soon as I can.
We all bought stuff and had a great time all day long.
Rodezzy, Fiber Artist