Sunday, February 17, 2008

Knit Out and Crochet 2008 - Day 2 Blog Post

OK, I'm beaming ear to ear, here I am, face to face, shoulder to shoulder with THE Kim Werker. I love her, she is funny, cute, smart and cleaver. She hosted a kids fashion show, which she handled eloquently even when the kids stood at the end of the stage and wouldn't budge. Kim is the editor of Interweave Crochet magazine, founder of Crochet Me, and has a book out. WOW!

Kim Werker and Her Entourage - and one of them is Dawn, who I don't know but kinda know on-line and from Ravelry. Dawn is next to Kim. Dawn blogs at Crochet Compulsive.

Cari Clement of Caron is an amazing woman and I'm thrilled I had a chance to met her today. Cari regularly travels to Rwanda, the most densely populated country in Africa, to teach women to use donated knitting machines. Income from knitted goods helps them support their families. I told her I was a beginning designer, she gave me some design advice, her business card and I floated away from her booth, in awe of Cari Clement. If you ever have a chance to see her designs, she is amazing. Several of her designs were featured in today's fashion show. Her work with Rwanda Knits proves there are angels among us.

The Lion Brand booth was very popular, they had displays of all their yarn, they've expanded their line and discontinued some of the least popular yarns. I was impressed with their wide range of yarns; in yarn weight, texture, and color palette.

Here is Debra and I, we just met in-person but knew each other on-line. Debra has a design coming out in the spring issue of Interweave Crochet magazine and I can't wait to see it!!! Look for her and her designs, she's a doll! (and her husband's a "keeper"!)

Here is Bea and Sue from my Warm Up America Group. I didn't have a chance to visit too much, the line was long and I was going the opposite way. Our Warm Up America group meets the first Wed. of the month from 10am to 12noon at the Joanne's in Apple Valley.

Here is Shelly from the Minnesota Knitters Guild. I met Shelly last year on the 3K Cruise, she is really fun!
Here is Kmkat and Christy, I met Christy a few years back at a Stitch and Bitch meeting, and I just met Kmkat.

Well, I took 80 pictures today, I have a truck load to edit from the fashion show. I'm going to post those later, so stay tuned for the last post of this awesome event!


Anonymous said...

Aha, now I know who it was that took my picture with Christy on Saturday after the international speed knitting competition -- it was you. Great pictures on your blog -- looks like you had a lot of fun!

Mimi said...

Oh, so wonderful Pam! Thanks for sharing photos and background stories. Truly inspiring...esp. the story about Cari Clement and Rwanda knits.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pam, I wanted to thank you for being so patient teaching my daughter, she loved your hair. I'm Linda from New Hope

Yarn Tails said...

I looked all over the place for you and I think I just kept missing you. Maybe next year I will get to come back up and I can catch ya then.

Anonymous said...

You always take great pictures at these events. I so love coming over for a look see. Thanks!