It has only been six days since I left Grand Rapids, Michigan and the warm, wacky, wonderful family of knitters that make up the Plucky tribe. I have never felt so welcomed by a group of total strangers. This past week was spent in withdrawal. Shindig was so amazing that I felt a real sense of loss at leaving.
The Marketplace was an incredible source of inspiration. Seeing patterns knit up in a variety of yarns gave me great ideas about what I want to knit and what will look good on my body. A special thank you to Amy Herzog for the tips I picked up in her Fit to Flatter class!
Lisa (Twosam) was nice enough to let me try on her Rowe sweater. It's been in my queue for a long time, and I've finally scored the perfect yarn for it, Plucky Scholar in Burlap. Trying it on helped me understand the fit better — I'll be knitting a size down. Lisa is a truly inspiration knitter. If you haven't, you should go check out all of her amazing projects, and especially, THE DRESS.
I miss Shindig. The community of knitters is a powerful thing, something I suspect the muggles can't understand and might even laugh at. It was great fun and I'm grateful for the experience!