Well, folks, this is the wrap-up for SS09, which may or may not be the only SS or just the first SS. It remains to be seen what Tina and Stephanie have planned down the road. In the meantime, these first few photos are from Day 3. Above, Sarah talks with Ed Jenkins, maker of these lovely Turkish spindles. She did buy a Turkish Delight as you saw in the previous post.
Sarah, Shayna, Chloe and I all knit on the world's biggest sock. Just going round and round! This apparently is a cuff section. It's so big it will be done in sections and sewn together. This sock has traveled all around the world. I think it will eventually live in the UK when it's finished.
Sunday morning started bright and early with a trip to the Waffle Window! Yum, yum. I got the Purl Two and it was fantastic.
My Sunday morning class with Abby Franquemont and Denny McMillan was a lot of fun. Did we learn to Master the Twist? Well, I think I got more confidence with hand spindling and I even have to say I've been craving some spinning time while I work on my super secret hand quilting project that must be done by Friday!
The Luminary Panel was a fitting end to the weekend. There were many thoughtful questions, answers and comments by all the panelists.
From left, Tina Newton, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Meg Swansen, Barbara Walker, Judith MacKenzine McCuin and Nancy Bush.
From left: Lucy Neatby, Cat Bordhi, Deb Robson, Anna Zilboorg , Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Tina and Stephanie. I hated to see it end, but we finished off with a round of Happy Birthday to Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg cut the cake.
Sarah and I left the convention center and headed out to pick up the girls downtown. On our way out I finally got a photo of the SS banner. Now I'm trying to take stock of all the new stash. I got a lot of fiber and some sock yarn. Photos of that next time!