Since I seem to love looking at pictures of people, but taking pictures of food, I thought that I would do a little 'one of this, one of that' post for you. Some people I took classes with, some food I stuffed myself with.
Person- Fiona Ellis. I took a class with her our first morning in Portland called 'Morphing Cables'. I'm not going to lie. My head felt like it was going to explode when she asked us to make up our own cables using an odd number. HA! And I thought I preferred odd over even... apparently this isn't the case when it comes to cabling!
I had the pleasure of boarding the plane with her and having a wee chat, she is truly a delightful person.
Food- A beet and chevre sandwich (that stained my pale wash jeans- but was totally worth it) from a food cart in Portland called 'Picnic'. Too cute for words, too delicious to care that I had to sacrifice a pair of jeans for this lunch.
Food- I honestly could have eaten this every day for every meal. Raw pasta. That's zucchini pasta in a pesto sauce. Holy cow. It's currently 8 am as I write this, and my mouth is watering just thinking about it. We bought it here, and I'd buy it again.
People- Nancy Bush. Yeah. That Nancy Bush. I took a class with her all day on Saturday on Swedish Twined Knitting (Sweden has a very tight grip of my heart strings... so this was just wonderful beyond words). Certainly a highlight for me.
I showed a photo of the sock in the last post. I intend to finish those (someday...) and will give you a re-cap of the class then (just don't hold your breath please).
People- Ann Budd! Yeah! Ann Budd! (I had a completely different picture in my head of what this woman looked like. I thought she'd have hair to her waist... don't ask me why).
I took a class with her Sunday afternoon on knitting socks at any gauge. Have a yarn you love but don't know how many stitches to cast on??? Well... 'swatch it'. That was her answer for everything that day.
Oh the fury!
She did just come out with a great new book though called Sock Knitting- Master Class. I picked up a copy and may already have a skein of yarn wound to cast on something sweet from this book. OH! And there's a bonus! It comes with a DVD. (You will find out within the next month or so how hard I have fallen for knitting DVDs).
She's a class act that woman. A class act.
Conclusion- Now... I'm home.
Oh, the sadness.