June 26, the MN Knitters' Guild sponsored an all day Knit A Rama. What a wonderful day! The main speaker was Staff Sargent John Sorich IV, who recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq. He was a knitter prior to deployment, and while in Iraq taught other soldiers to knit. They found it a good stress reliever. He spoke for a time and showed slides of his time in Iraq, building bridges and knitting. Such an interesting time listening to him.
John does a lot of knitting from vintage war knitting patterns.
The event was held at Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park which was nice because it was so close to home. When we arrived a breakfast bar was set up outside our room with rolls, fruit, juices, cereal, beverages and probably more. Lunch was in the restaurant and was a buffet with a salad bar, hot table, cook to order grill, and dessert bar. I was so full I didn't even hit the dessert bar! Of course we had been told there was going to be a cookie bar in the afternoon, which there was with cookies, bars, fruit, crackers, cheese, and beverages.
The afternoon was a panel of Susan Rainey and Rox answering questions from the floor. Very informative. Then Susan gave a good presentation on state fair entries.