What a fun trip I had going to Portland and meeting Pirk and all her freeform crochet buddies. (When you click on the freeform link it will take you to a page about freeform crochet and on the right side there is a link for "Tree of Life"....if you click there it shows the book they all created showing some of their freeform crochet work. Believe me, it's beautiful!! It's not your grandma's crochet!)
I left home about 6 AM the morning of the 10th and drove as far as Redding, CA where I stopped for the night. It was about 2:30 PM when I stopped and I had not pushed myself too much. I stopped along the way several times just to get out and walk around the rest areas.
Then back on the road again bright and early the next morning. I actually got to the hotel ahead of Pirk who flew in from Toronto. Even though we had never met before, we knew each other immediately. I don't think we stopped talking from the moment we met until we had to leave! She is such a fun person and so easy to be around. We shared a room and had "slumber parties" each night, staying up late to talk and laugh.
Here is a photo of the two of us....
For some reason my "boob" seems to be glowing!! I don't know why it looks like that because in person it didn't but anyway here we are laughing and having fun. I think this was on Friday night. The tee shirt Pirk is wearing is funny. It reads "Yarned and Dangerous"....and she is most definitely yarned! She has lots and lots of yarn in her stash. The vest she has on is all freeform crochet and it is gorgeous. Dummy me didn't get a photo of it!
Here are a couple of photos of the market at the Knit and Crochet Show....
Just look at all those luscious colors!!
Piles and piles of yarn. I actually bought some of this yarn! It's Merino Superwash Wool from Newton's Yarns.
Isn't that a great color?? I thought it would look good with jeans. I'll probably knit a scarf since that's about all I can knit!
I met so many wonderful people on this trip, and I'll tell you about some of them in another post. For now, I'm trying to get back into my "normal" routine and also catch up on the 350+ posts I've missed on all your blogs while I was away!! You'll see me around Blogland and I'll try to catch up on my emails in the next few days.
For now it's good to be home but I miss Pirk and all the other fun people I met. I will try to make a Portland folder on my flickr page so you can check over there later today.