Well, it’s been a wild month for TCK and so we have had some radio silence. Emily’s trip up the west coast came to a close a few weeks ago so she has been settling back into her regular life in Edinburgh. In October Emily and I (along with Emily Read) were at our booth at Knit City in Vancouver and we were in THE SAME CITY AT THE SAME TIME! It was fantastic, being able to meet up in person, grab coffee, shop for yarn, all the things we can’t do over Skype or email. Here are a few of the highlights from Em’s visit:
1. Tea: Emily came into town and the first thing we did was have a meeting about our upcoming year. We talked collections people, and it was so very exciting. We had tea and scones at Neverland Tea Salon and just talked knitting for hours.
2. Book Signing: Emily was at Urban Yarns signing Handmade in the UK, drinking a little vino, and chatting with knitters. We also went out for dinner with a whole bunch of instructors, designers, and knitters, it was delightful.
3. Knit City: I can’t say enough how fun and exhausting Knit City is. Friday we had lunch with Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook (more on their new book Journey later), on Saturday we hung out at our booth with Emily Read and chatted with knitters all day, and we shopped and chatted with knitters all day on Sunday too! By the end we were ready for a few days off but it was fun fun fun!
4. Yarn Harlot: I finally got to see one of my knitterly heroes in person. The best part? She was every bit as hilarious and down to earth as I pictured. Her talk was inspiring and funny, and her answers to the audience questions had tears of laughter streaming down our faces. After the talk we waited patiently in line for a pic with the harlot herself. She remembered knitting our Antler sweater a few months ago and said: ‘it’s a quick knit, you sneeze and you’ve got yourself a sweater’. It was awesome.
5. Classes: Emily wasn’t just on vacation here in Vancouver, she was teaching classes! I joined her for her ‘Hat Design’ class at the SweetGeorgia studio. There was a lot of swatching, charting, and math going on!
If you haven’t had the chance to take a class with Emily or I there is an excellent opportunity coming up! The ladies from Knit Social (the genius behind Knit City) are putting on a retreat and I will be instructing! I’ll be teaching classes on the POP blanket, photographing your knitting, and DIY Hat Design. Sign up here (there are only a few spots left!)
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