I always have trouble writing these wrap up posts. It’s impossible to capture in words the energy, creativity and general happiness that flows when you get a large group of knitters together. I feel like a bouncing ball or humming bird flitting around trying to absorb it all. So many new people to meet, ideas to consider, fibers to fondle, and friends to connect with. It’s a whirlwind.
(Tina, Deb, Jen – sorry no pic and me were the BMFA crew for the weekend)
Add in teaching, working long days in the booth and evening events and I end up a combination of euphoric and exhausted. By Sunday afternoon I was still all smiles, but also having trouble forming a coherent sentence. At one point I cheerfully asked a woman if she’d like a credit card for her yarn, instead of a bag. She said she would prefer the credit card. No doubt.
I guess what I’m trying to say with all my ramblings is go. Go to Madrona if you can, it’s truly amazing, but just go to a conference. There’s no other experience quite like spending a good long time surround by your passion and people who share it. Plus there is always the market place.
I’ll leave you today with a big load of thanks. Thanks to Suzanne Pedersen for trusting me to teach. Thanks to all my students for signing up and giving me your time and attention. Thanks to Tina, Deb and Jen for making long hours fun. Thanks again to Tina for the yarn and especially the camel and silk roving I came home with. Thanks to everyone who bought one of my patterns at the show or came to my website after we ran out. I truly appreciate the support and hope you enjoy them. Thanks to my husband for holding down the fort while I was gone. And super big thanks to Mac for giving up a friends birthday party so Todd and the kids could come help break down the booth. I am one lucky lady.