Yesterday I spent all day at the ‘On Your Way to the Masters’ Day at the TKGA conference in Greensboro, NC. In the morning we had several general sessions with committee members and co-chairs of the Master Knitter program – where they shared information applicable to all knitters working through the Master Knitter program, no matter what level you’re on. Then, in the afternoon (after a wonderful lunch!) we broke into groups and covered topics more specific to the particular level we are on, and also had a chance to have our swatches looked at and reviewed by the committee members.
The whole day was just so informative!! It was invaluable to have the chance to talk to the people who actually do the reviewing of submitted notebooks, and to get constructive feedback in person. And to also see what goes into the reviewing process was very insightful. The swatches of mine that I thought were not good were actually fine, and some of the ones I thought were fine were actually not! I’ll be able to approach the rest of level 2 with a renewed energy and excitement, and with some great tips on how to improve my work.
The chance to meet and make some new friends was just as invaluable. I contend that knitters are the most wonderful and friendly people on the planet. My table-mates were so friendly, and I had a wonderful day from start to finish.
I finished off the day with the Intarsia class with Arenda Holladay, and it was a fantastic class. Arenda is an amazing teacher! I was able to see her fair isle sweater (from the cover of the Aug/Oct Cast On magazine) in person, and it is even more impressive in person than it is in print (if you can believe THAT!)
I have another class this afternoon, and a full day of classes on Friday. As well as several evening events, too. And shopping. I’m breaking my yarn diet, oh yes. My wonderful mother-in-law gave me a gift of some fun-money, and it WILL be spent on fun stuff! 🙂
Maybe I’ll see some of you over the next few days! (I already met some blog readers yesterday! Which totally blows my mind, by the way!)
Happy Knitting everyone!!