Friday, April 24, 2009

Checking in from Spring Fling!

Coming to you, LIVE, from St. Louis! :)

I arrived yesterday and immediately got into the groove of Fling...meeting my fellow Flingers, eating cupcakes, eating Mexican for dinner (complete with margarita, of course) and eating dessert. Are you noting a theme? Uh, yeah. Lots o' eating going on. Hm.

Today was our first full day...I had two classes today, one with Cookie A. and one with Wendy. Cookie's class was a sock design class based on her new Sock Innovations book. It was interesting, though I'm tend to go about things more organically/intuitively when I design and use less of the math that Cookie was showing us, though I think I end up with similar results. It was good to confirm that at least how I do things makes sense, even if it isn't the exact same process. Wendy's class was heels & toes for toe-up socks, which was really good...I've never done a sock toe-up before, so it was great to learn the different cast ons and how to do a slipped stitch heel going in that direction. Wendy's got a great sense of humor, too...fun class!

Tomorrow I get to start my day off with an in-person shopping trip to Loopy Central (woohoo!) and then my last class will be in the afternoon, Anne Hanson's Advanced Lace class...I so cannot wait for that!

But now, I'm off to my room to grab some knitting and head down to the lounge for some social time. More later!

3 comments:

pdxknitterati said...

Hey, I have in-laws in StL. Maybe next year...

Thanks for the class report. I still can't decide what to take at Sock Summit...

cheryl said...

Sounds like you are having a great time! I'm a little envious that you get to meet Anne Hanson in person. I've only met her through email because she has been so kind to use my yarn in 2 of her patterns. I have to wait until Sock Summit to meet up with her in person. Enjoy your class!

hearts812 said...

Your picture is on Anne Hanson's blog...how cool is that!