Sunday, February 18, 2007

Knit Out and Crochet 2007 - Feb. 18, 2007

Day 2 – Sunday Feb. 18, 2007

Today was the 2nd day of the Knit Out and Crochet 2007 at the Mall of America. I arrived just in time for Lily Chin’s demo on Creating Drapable Crochet Fabric. I learned so much in her ½ hour demo, I was so inspired it motivated me to buy her book, Couture Crochet Workshop. Lily’s book is worth every penny, I feverishly paged through the book right after her demo, making sure every tip sunk in.

I had to find Steven and get a picture, Steven owns the Yarn Garage and he is incredibly talented and a blast to talk to. Check out his funky cool sweater, with feathers!Steven's Mom - she's a Glitter Knitter!

My next demo was Kathleen Sams from Coats & Clark, she demonstrated the secrets of crochet cables. She was so sweet!

I got a chance to talk to Annie Modesitt,

Vickie Howell provided commentary for the Fashion Show, which I will cover in a seperate post. Here Vickie is reporting on the Fastest Crocheter Contest. Lisa Gentry won, Lily Chin came in 2nd, by 1 or 2 stitches.

My last demo was Margaret Hubert – Free Form Knitting and Crocheting. Margaret has this fantastic freeform cardigan on, this is the back.

Here Margaret Hubert is doing a demo of freeform.

Here is a few of us from the demo/class. Sorry this pic is so blurry:(

To end the day, Lily Chin signed my new book, I made a few new friends, my feet hurt just as bad as yesterday, and I knew it was time to go home. I had so much fun, sharing the love of yarn with knitters and crocheters alike. It was awesome and I hope that the Knit Out and Crochet event comes back to the Mall of America next year!

My next post will have the Knit Out and Crochet 2007 Fashion Show highlights!


aj said...

Hey Pam! WOW you got to see so much stuff that I didn't!

I taught pretty much all day yesterday and all day today, so I missed all of the shows and things.

BUT I got to help people on their way to enjoying these crafts - how cool is that?

Isn't Steven great? He's so fun to be around.

Catherine said...

Wish I could have been there yesterday!

Anonymous said...

Oh how fun! Looks like a blast!

ladylinoleum said...

OMG, how fun!

Annie is cool.

andi said...

Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing!!