Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Knitta-Palooza 2007, Entry 3

Friday, continued:

After breakfast and the Fashion Show, classes began. I started with Sally Melville and enjoyed her immensely. I had never tried the crocheted cast-on and was very pleased with the look of it. I found Sally Melville to be pleasant, patient, and positive. I'd take classes with her again in a heart beat!

Friday evening involved desert, shopping, and there may have more but I spent all my evening time in the actual Ewe Knit Kits shop that was opened up for our shopping pleasure from 7 - 9 pm. I picked up some Cascade Fixation for a little shell I've been wanting to make along with a hank of Helen's Lace for a shawl.

Show-and-Tell was scheduled for Friay night but ended up happening later. I think so many of us were just too busy shopping our little hearts out to show anything.


Judy Pascale is lively. She was so incredibly approachable, had a great sense of humor, and gave personal attention to anyone who needed it. While taking her Shawlette class, we experimented with different beads, learned a different bind-off, talked about different items that could be used to make shawl pins and closure-type pieces. I took this class because I thought it would be fun and it really was. I ended up learning a few new techniques and if I have the opportunity to take classes with Judy Pascale again, I will.

Saturday evening we were treated to a lecture by Sally Melville, followed by Show-and-Tell. Although I took three items with me, I chose not to show any of them. I'm not really sure why. Maybe I was just too tired.

Of the people that did show their items, here are a few:

(The blanket pictured is over 40 years old. The lady who knit it made a chart up of things she thought would be cute for blanket for her baby, then knit it. It was her first experience with intarsia and she had no idea what all would be involved, had no concept of what difficulties she could encounter, but went boldy forth.)

The last day of the event was bittersweet. I was enjoying myself but I was also a wee bit tired. I debated about missing the Creativity lecture since I wasn't feeling quitle like myself, but decided to go because I found Sally Melville such a great teacher that I thought she'd probably be an inspiring speaker.

I was not disappointed. If I had missed this lecture, I would have been very sorry.

After the lecture, people scattered quickly. I got to say good-bye to most of the people with whom I interacted but I missed a few. I sat next to a very sweet lady in the shawlette class but failed to find her name, which is just crazy since we were all wearing name tags.

Am I going to Knitta-Palooza next year? I was the first to sign-up!

In current knitting news:
I'm about 80% done with my Cascade shell. If I'm feeling any better, I'll try to get a little bit of knitting done on it tonight. I'm a little bit larger than I thought I was so I may have to wait until after I've dropped a few pounds to wear it.

Once the shell is done, I'll probably jump back into the socks because I still don't have needles that I like for lace.

Hoping to have a photo of the shell up soon!

****Blogger having issues will try to upload photos later!


Blogger Life's a Stitch said...

That sounds like so much fun. We don't get these big shows here. Next week is the Seattle Knitting Expo - not much compared to Knittapalooza.

April 5, 2007 at 3:04 AM  
Blogger Riggwelter said...

wow! sounds like you have a very busy weekend. Great pics! Hope you;re feeling better now.

April 6, 2007 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Maureen said...

What a fun time you must have had! The presenters sounded wonderful! I would have loved to been there for show and tell. I think that is my favorite part of a knit get together! Hope you are feeling better. Can't wait to see pics of the tank!

April 7, 2007 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Hi Kimberly,

you left a comment on my blog about some TLC Cotton Plus in Moss...if you do have it, that would be AWESOME. Can I send you $ via paypal or something??


April 7, 2007 at 4:30 PM  

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