I returned home safely from The Loopy Ewe Spring Fling this afternoon.
Yeah, definitely a good idea to leave the computer at home. Every waking moment when I wasn’t teaching a class I was being treated like a rockstar: posing with knitters for photos, autographing my patterns, and hanging out with an incredibly fun group of people.
Although the Flingers have been chatting on Ravelry for months, pre-Fling, I’d only met Sheri and Janice in person. That’s all changed. Within an hour of my arrival at the Fling, I was lunching with Amy (who I met on the flight to St. Louis) and Wollmeise Claudia and we were all laughing together like old friends. Claudia, I will always share my fries with you!
Thursday afternoon I sat at the registration table in the hotel lobby so I could meet as many Flingers as possible as they arrived. I recognized gorgeous Tempted Stacy from her photos as she came through the door and was delighted to meet her wonderful “entourage” — Kaye and Del. Ladies, you must come to the east coast. And soon. And I was delighted to meet the amazingly talented Cookie A. — I only wish I could have taken her class, but we were teaching at the same times, so that was not possible. But I was able to spend some “down” time with her, so that was a consolation.
So . . . many . . . wonderful . . . knitters! We laughed, we swore at our yarn, we oohed and aahed over each other’s socks.
Speaking of socks, we had an ugly sock incident. I started a sock on the plane out to St. Louis, and completed it Saturday night. This was a sock with personality. See?
My sock is making friends with Sarah.
But things turned ugly . . .
See what I mean? I’m afraid to take it out of my bag.
The above photos are courtesy of Tammy. Yeah, I didn’t take my camera out of my bag all weekend. Sheri and I did a podcast with Sarah and Tammy, so watch for that on the Knit Together website. I also did a podcast with Aimee, so watch for that one here. I announced some exciting news on both podcasts. 🙂
I’ll show you some knitting in the next blog entry, but tonight I’m going to hang with this little girl:
She tells me she had lots of fun with her daddy, but she’s happy to have her Momma home.
P.S. To Kellie — should you decide not to return to New Zealand, my offer to come live in my stash room is always open!