First, I've been meaning to tell you all about this amazing fiber retreat I'm teaching at next month in Syracuse. The picture above is a swatch I knit for the retreat, I'll be teaching a double knit cowl class using this pattern. I'm also teaching re-knittable aka...
Short row heels & toes. There are lots of advantages to short row heels & toes but I especially like the fact that if you wear a hole through your precious hand knit socks you can just pick up the stitches & re-knit. At this retreat I'll be in the fine company of teachers like buddies Cal Patch & Kristy Mc Gowan as well as Jennifer Van Calcar of Holiday Yarns, Sandy Wiseheart who co-founded Knitting Daily, Kerry Dorn, Lisa Ann Merian of Spinner's Hill & Beth Coye.
It should be a fun fiber-y weekend, I hope to see you there!
Rav event here
For those of you (GASP) non-Ravelers you can find more info & register through Yarn Cupboard
Spring & Summer are also filled with lots of stuff I'm dying to tell you all about! There is of course the fabulously local Chancellor's Sheep & Wool @ the Clermont Historic site in Germantown on April 23rd which is usually nice (read: sunny, not too hot, not too cold) weather and the grounds of Clermont are so lovely they're worth a wander even when not dotted with yummy fiber booths.
Then later in the Summer there are two events that I can guarantee you'll be hearing more about as they get closer...
Sqaum Art Workshops & Sock Summit! Yes, the Squam & the Sock Summit. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to go to both of these for the first time this year! They are still pretty far off so, I'll save all the juicy details for a later post.
Finally on my S theme I created a Facebook page for the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival. If you haven't been, it is in Greenwich, NY, near where I grew up, and it is a newish & fantastic event. This is the third year and I suspect it will be even better this year than the past two. Around 100 local vendors, with lots of space to walk (even with strollers or walkers!) and not so crowed that you can really interact with the vendors & smoosh to your heart's delight.
Well, that does it for now.