TKGA 2016 Day 4 Recap – and Final Thoughts

Saturday was a pretty calm day – there weren’t any more TKGA events, although the crocheters had their banquet, I believe.  Education classes were still going on, though!  I puttered around here and there – went to the Designer meet and greet with a friend (I just talked to the Interweave representative – who was the crochet division person, drat! Still got some good information, however.  The meet and greet was very crochet centric, come to find out.)  Shopped some more (and bought some more!), talked with more lovely folks, and then had one last dinner with the Master Knitter committee and co-chairs before calling  it a night.  I headed home Sunday morning.

The whole week was great – I had so much fun teaching my classes, and I’ve learned from the experience, so hopefully my next large classes go even better.  (Not that these went badly – it’s just that there is always room for improvement!)  It was so nice to see so many of my friends again – especially the committee members who I haven’t seen in 2 or more years!  It’s the people that make these events so great – truly the strangers there are all simply friends you haven’t met yet. 🙂

It is bittersweet that this will most likely be the last conference like this for TKGA for a while, but hopefully sometime soon it will be possible to have a national conference again.

As promised, here are some photos of my purchases, and some other photos too!

Vintage buttons – from ‘Dusty’s Vintage Buttons’.  The villa relief one is Victorian.  Not sure on the others – some are from the ’20s I think.  SO many unique buttons – it was hard to choose which to buy!
Beads from ‘Bead Biz’.  Didn’t mean to do Christmas colors!  The green will go on a jade/green color lace shawl, and the red will go on a burgundy lace shawl.  (That’s the plan, anyway!)
Jumbo skein of fingering yarn from ‘The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For’.  (Yes, I know I can get it locally whenever I want, but I wanted to support Debbie at the show this weekend!) 😀  Plus, the yarn is gorgeous – I couldn’t pass it up!
Three cones of Mondo Fil ‘Japon’ from ‘The Frayed Knot’.  They had lots of unique and interesting yarns – this yarn is a laceweight paper yarn!  The drape on the sample was divine – can’t wait to play around with this!

More photos from Magnolia Plantation and Gardens:

What a fantastic week!  To all those folks I met and who were in my classes – I hope to see you again soon – it was lovely meeting you all!

That’s it for now!  I’ll be posting again soon- I have another new pattern coming out VERY soon that I’m super excited about, and I’ll be posting about it here as soon as I can. 🙂

Until next time, Happy Knitting!!

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