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 www.yarngarage.com 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, http://www.anniemodesitt.com/
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.
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!