I went all out and took a class in every slot available. I thought about not taking a class on Saturday morning, the logic being that by then I would be pretty tired and want to sleep in and there wasn’t a class that I was utterly dying to take then. But then I thought, this might be the only opportunity to take these classes at all! So I registered for a Saturday morning class. Turned out that all my previous thoughts had been true, I was tired and I didn’t really get much out of the class. But I met some fun people and the teacher, Charlene Schurch, was very nice.
My favorite classes were the ones I took on publishing designs, which I don’t have pictures of since they were just lectures. I got lots of good information, including tips on how to get a book published. A book is my long term goal but it won’t be happening anytime soon. First, I have to build a “platform.” Basically, this blog needs to get big enough that a publisher sees my audience as worth the publishing cost, or I have to become wealthy enough to independently publish it. Both of which will take some time, I think!
I enjoyed my class with Janel Laidman, the author of The Eclectic Sole and has beautiful color work socks. She was very friendly and complimented my Arthurian Anklets! I love knitting color work but I’ve never gotten a good fit on color work socks. I now have some good tips to help with that, so expect to see some more stranded socks coming this winter!
I loved the spindle spinning class that I took Saturday afternoon. Abby and Denny were great teachers. Well, I didn’t think they were so great for about the first hour of class. I kept breaking my “yarn” and I couldn’t figure out what was going on. I was frustrated and feeling kind of mentally fuzzy; you know that feeling you get when you’re trying really hard to understand something but it’s just not working? Yeah. When things finally clicked, though, oh man! I was totally hooked. I ran right over to the marketplace after class and grabbed some fiber! By the end of class, my yarn was even and thin if a bit fuzzy and all I wanted to do was to keep spinning. I’m almost done spinning the fiber that came with the class kit then I will try plying it and then… I will start spinning my new fiber!! (I’m trying hard not to get too obsessed with spinning. But it’s really fun. I don’t even know why.)
Next post I’ll show you all the tasty things I bought at the marketplace!