Sunday, 7 June 2009

UK Ravelry Day

Had a lovely day yesterday. Despite the fairly torrential rain! Really felt for the organisers. If it had been last weekend it would have been perfect. As it was everyone made the most of it - I saw one person improvising by using a plait of roving as a scarf. Now that's cunning. 3 people said hello to me after recognising my skirt (the one made out of curtain fabric) and 1 said she recognised me from my voice and others asked for more podcasts. I have been thinking about doing another one but it's just actually sitting down and doing it that's the thing.

The one low point for me was the talk by Meg thingy - EZ's daughter. If someone had paid me to come over from america to talk about my mum I'd do more than just read out of one of her books for 20 mins. That was all she had prepared, apart from the original baby surprise jacket. The rest was depedant on the audience asking questions. Contrast that with what Stephanie Pearl McPhee did at the IKnit day last year and there's just no comparison.

I got some beautiful yarns, buttons and geegaws. This is some Araunacia.
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Plus a KnitPro needle to try.
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Plus an added bonus - Jane gave me some awesome embroidery transfers. Robots, science and mexican wrestling!
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This is obviously my queue for some more pant embroidery. Woo ha!

It's undoubtedly irrational but the "Meg" experience has made me wary of booking for the sessions for the IKnit weekender - that and the fact they are £20-£35 each. All the details are up on the website though so take a look.

5 comments:

SianaBanana said...

Is UK Ravelry Day affiliated with ravelry? I havent seen it advertised anywhere?

Daisy said...

It sounds like a good day, despite the talk. Wish I could have made it!

Kate said...

Dear God,

Where on earth were you? I was teaching in the morning but hanging out there all day and I never clapped eyes on you. We need to get our act together for the next one in Scotland.

purlyqueen said...

I though Meg Swansen's talk was pretty poor too. But I enjoyed the rest of the day and spent way too much money.

Unyewshual said...

Sounds like a great time was had.
I'd love to see a Ravelry Day in Australia.

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