Saturday, February 16, 2008

Knit Out and Crochet 2008 - Day 1 Blog Post

This is the huge banner in the rotunda at the Mall of America, the Knit Out and Crochet 2008 was in full swing at 10:30am when I arrived.

I wore my Stash Buster Coat. I received so many compliments, it felt great. Even Candi Jensen taped me on the shoulder and said she liked it, I introduced myself as a beginning designer, then she handed me her business card and said "email me". I'm thrilled beyond words!

Steven from the Yarn Garage and Cis from 3 Kittens. LOVE THEM BOTH!!!!

Vickie Howell adds flair and style to this event, she hosted an author's forum, and has a demo on Sunday. She is adorable. I didn't talk with her, but she graciously posed for a picture.

Brett Bara is the editor of Crochet Today magazine and also hosts podcasts, plus a TV show! I didn't talk with her either, but she posed for a picture.

I love Annie Modesitt. She co-authored a book with Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude, and I was on TV with Drew, a while back, so I'm within the 7 Degrees of Separation from Annie, plus we both live in the Twin Cities. Anyhow, I was in the back row of one of Annie's demos and hanging in the back I met her gracious husband Gerry and adorable kids. Hannah is beautiful, likes to read, and knits a bit.

This group of ladies waiting in line where so fun, they were here to cheer on a friend who was entered in the fastest knitting contest. I don't know any of these ladies, but they were a fun group.

Here is a picture of me and Margaret Hubert. I was so glad to have a moment with Margaret, she was on her way out of the event but was so sweet to stop and chat for a bit and pose for a picture. Margaret has a series of books out with Creative Publishing International, it is the Hooked series; Hooked Bags, Hooked Hats, and Hooked Scarves. Her latest is Plus Size Crochet, Fashions that Fit & Flatter. Margaret is also noted for her fantastic freeform work.

Here is a picture of Lisa Gentry and me. Lisa won the fastest Crochet contest, she is holding the Guinness Book of World Records title, and man she's FAST! Lisa has several super cool design for Moda Dea. Lisa has also developed a new thing called Chain Knitting, she is doing a demo of it tomorrow (Sunday Feb. 17th) at 3:30pm, sound cool!

Well, I missed the Fashion Show because I volunteered to teach crochet, and I missed the Show and Share part where anyone can get up and show off their stuff, and that was one of the main reasons why I wore my Stash Buster Coat, oh well. Tomorrow I'm going to try to see Kim Werker, see the Fashion Show, and I teach crochet for 2 hours. Another full day at the MOA, stay tuned for more!


Sheila said...

You are having a ton of fun. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You gave me your business card today and I'm very impressed with your work, your jacket was so colorful. You mentioned you teach at a yarn shop, where? I'd love to learn more crochet stitches. Thank you for taking the time to chat with me, you are lovely and I really enjoyed your web site.
Katherine from St. Paul

Yarn Tails said...

Hopefully I will get to catch ya today. We made it all over the first floor and then started up the next one. I didnt get to see all the knit out stuff yesterday and I am hoping to get to see more of it today.

Ellen Bloom said...

Pam Doll!

Thanks for posting about the Knit/Crochet-Out AND for the great photos! I soooooo wanted to attend. It looks faboo!

Your stash-buster jacket looks great in the swing of it!

Can't wait to see and hear more from Sunday's event.

Rina said...

I totally missed you! we came at 11pm and waited in lines. Ha ha. Didn't get to see anyone, so I had fun.

Xia Diaz said...

Sounds like you're having a blast!

Yarn Diva said...

Looks like fun, wish I coulda been there!

Red883 said...

Hi Pam!
Wow...your jacket looks great! And are you having a ball!! Great pics...thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Too much fun. Which team do you think the guy from Yarn Garage bats for?

Anonymous said...

Hi Pam, it's Amy, you taught me to crochet (I was the anxious knitter from Madison, WI) I'm so impressed with crochet, I always thought it was too loopy and all doilies, so thanks to you I'm determined to learn, I just can't figure out the turn chains, I'm working the single crochet you taught me, but my scarf is steadily getting skinnier and skinnier. I'm at

I love the Helga Hat but I'm a Packers fan, I won't hold it against ya! (JK)

Thanks again Pam! Great Blog!

Mary said...

I missed you, I was there all day! How could that happen?

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