Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Yarnover 2012

This is the 26th year the Minnesota Knitters' Guild has put on their big knitting event, Yarnover. It has grown from a small local event to a huge international event, from local teachers to famous designers and teachers, from a few local vendors to international vendors. As usual, it was great. It was so exciting I didn't even take any pictures while there. I think the highlight for me is seeing so many friends, some I haven't seen for some time.

For people who register for classes (The market is free and open to the public)they receive a gift bag. I must say, this years was a little disappointing. The tote bag is nice-long handles so it can be carried over the shoulder, pockets, and vented side panels. But, come on, Velcro closure? I've snagged yarn on it every time I put a skein in or out of the bag.

These were the gifts. I won't comment-much. The yarn is Jamieson's Shetland Double Knitting. Hasn't that been discontinued for many years?

I ended up taking only 1 class which was excellent. It was Tips and Tricks for making socks with elasticity and durability by Clara Parkes. I had registered to take a class on photographing yarn by Susan McMahon from Three Irish Girls, but she had to cancel as she was sick. That worked out fine for me because I was able to go to the jewelry party my grand daughter had.

I did make some purchases. Surprised? The first is this 50/50 baby camel/silk from All for Love of Yarn. I'm sure it will find it's way into a soft shawl some day.

This is from an independent spinner/dyer who I know. She calls her yarn, "Knitting My Way Home" and the color is called concord grape which doesn't show up well in the picture.

This one just jumped off the shelf into my hands. Once I felt it, it couldn't go back. It is 100% #1 Suri Ultimate from Little Gidding Farm in Lester Prairie, MN. Yummy.

A fun day!

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At 10:10 AM, Blogger Sharon said...

It was fun seeing you again at Yarnover, enjoy knitting with Concord Grape...I really enjoyed spinning that and know you will transform it into something amazing...



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