Shhh… it’s oh, so quiet in my house right now. TG is out on a man-date, Bunnah is at a sleepover, and the baby (who peed on the potty for the first time today – which I guess makes her a kid now!) is asleepin’. It’s time I pulled up a chair, sipped on some wine, and showed you what all the fuss was about.
The whole shebang was held at the Portland Convention Center.
Welcome to the Portland Convention Center
And let me tell you; it was heeyooge!
One teeny little part of the convention center
I took as many classes as I could possibly get.I even managed to get a class with Judith MacKenzie McCuin who is about the nicest and most knowledgeable spinner that I have ever met. She walked the Ashford Joy I was using through all it’s many paces and then some. I saw her do things with this wheel that I didn’t even know could be done without a special flyer and bobbins.
Ms. MacKenzie-McCuin running her wheel through it's paces
Thank you so much Judith. I no longer spin crunchy yarn.
We went to the Sock Hop and were so exhausted afterwards that it was all we could do to get the damn poodle skirts off.
These things are so itchy! Why didn't anyone tell me?
And I came away with bruises. At first, I couldn’t figure out what they were from; then I figured it out…
The Hand jive! And, believe it or not, these are already a week old in the picture.
Also, the divine Miss M. got a nasty case of food poisoning. Ack. It put her out of commission for a whole day. Give her a big hug if you run into her, k?
Finally, we packed up our new stash…
So soft and squooshy
…said goodbye to new friends…
Holli Yeoh of Bees Knees knits
…and headed home.
A little Taco Del Mar for the road
Can’t wait for next year!!
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