Sunday, May 02, 2010

Spring Fling 2010

I was lucky enough to go to The Loopy Ewe Spring Fling again this year. It was an awesome weekend full of knitting, friends old and new, and more knitting.

Kathy and I drove over on Thursday morning and arrived in time to have lunch, hang out in the knitting lounge with some friends, and enjoy the opening night events of the dessert reception. We received an awesome goody bag that had a skein of Wollmeise in Femme Fatale, a special color for the Fling. I was also lucky enough to have dinner with Gryphon, Anne, Wendy, Stacy, Leslie, Laura, Sara and some new friends. It was definitely a knitting rockstar kind of night!

Friday morning I had a great colorwork class with Gryphon and a wonderful shopping trip to Loopy Central in the afternoon.

Gryphon's Colorwork Class

Kathy and I at Loopy Central

I was pretty good and didn't go over my budget this year. I picked up yarn for a few projects, mostly shawls.

I also received a skein of Wollmeise Spice Market from Michelle, my swap partner.

Friday night Mr. Loopy gave us some tips on photographing yarn which I tried out when I got home. It was interesting to here how a pro does it. Speaking of pro photographers, my roommate Carolina is an awesome photographer from Brooklyn. We chatted into the night over the weekend and I had a great time rooming with her.

Saturday morning I slept in and had lunch before my beginning lace class with Jerad Flood aka Brooklyntweed. I really enjoyed his class a lot. He was so nice and cute to boot!

We had the group picture made in the evening as well as all of us that joined in the Vesper sock knitalong. I finished 1 and a half socks at the fling and then finished the pair later in the week after I got home.

Saturday night was our final event where Sheri gave out door prizes, some great announcements including Loopy's new line of yarn, and the traditional Loopy song.

Sunday morning after brunch Kathy and I drove back to Kansas City after a stop over at Trader Joe's. It was bittersweet to leave as it is very seldom that I get time to just sit and knit or hang out with knitting friends and forget about all of the troubles of life.

I had a great time and while I don't know if I'll get to go again next year, I'll always remember how much fun I have at Spring Fling.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was so great rooming with you too, Beth! I loved being able to chat before bed time. ;) Hopefully we will both get to go again next year!