Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Thanks YY Ladies!

Monday night, I survived my first presentation as a designer. It's only because of the fabulous ladies of Yorkshire Yarns' Hooks & Needles Club. I was so caught up in the yarny love and appreciation I received from these wonderful folks that I completely forgot to take pictures! Believe me, they were a gorgeous bunch of ladies, all knitting and crocheting a variety of fiber goodies. I should be able to show you the people who, even though I often went down meandering side roads of thought in my attempt to tell them about myself and my work, would gently and sweetly guide me back to pertinence with their questions (and sometimes endearingly frankly, i.e. "Do you make any money?" Loved that.) In a word, they were great! Thanks to you all for a simply lovely evening. I want to see you guys again.

And I will, I hope, because I am about to plunge into another first--teaching classes! Sonya has set up a felting class for the end of the month. On September 29, we are going to learn felting, using my Rudy pattern. It's perfect, because we can begin with the Little Rudy and have all the techniques down for doing the larger tote. I am so excited!

We're also going to have some sort of festivities when Debbie Stoller's Son of Stitch n' Bitch comes out. I'll let you know more about that when I know. The release date is jumping around a bit.

Speaking of SnB, I am working on a second sample of the sweater I designed for the book, because Deb wants one to take with her on her book tour. The other one will be with the traveling trunk show. Like I said, sweet work, baby! No, you don't get rich, but the yarn fun makes up for a lot.

I don't know about you, but I got my copy of Interweave Crochet late Monday. (Hey, look! The fall preview is back!) If you have a subscription, you actually get it before the shops do, unlike some other magazines. I really appreciate that.

Okay, I'm a little apprehensive about a post with no pictures. I guess it's because I'm such a fiercely visual thinker. Please excuse--pics next time!

Tioraidh an-drĂ sta!
(Bye for now!)


Quail Hill Knits said...

COngratulation on surviving your first presentation. I hope that you have many more in the years to come.

Knittinreed said...

Congratulations on your first class. I bet you will be great!!!
How ownderful to be able to work ina field you are passionate about. I thank that's what it is all about :-)

Sonya Kaye said...

Jen was absolutely great. I'm so proud to have had her in our store. Truly, she brings class, know-how and grace to her craft. She's definitely a must see! *wink*