With some of the best weather all year, or so we were told, the TKGA (The Knitting Guild of America) annual conference kicked off. An amazingly efficient light rail system, a beautiful convention center and lots of art and inspiration provided the backdrop for this year’s event. It’s been many years since I’d been there, probably not since the 80’s when I actually taught at TKGA, so it was wonderful to be back and “hang” with the Crochet Dude, Vashti (who has two blogs, here and here), Doris and Laurie.
Spending time with Margaret Hubert, one of the foremost crocheters in both traditional and freeform crochet was also a real treat. Her classes were relaxing, informative and inspirational. Check out the Country yarn on the table – it was such a hit with all the TKGA teachers (Caron provided Country and Spa yarn for some of the classes).
And the Saturday night fashion show with attendees doing the modeling was also great fun. Here’s Betty Monroe’s Basel wrap which had so many attendees wanting to know where to get the pattern – and the yarn.
Kim Guzman’s crocheted Delhi Shawl in Country is a great mix of a tri-colored tweed-type stitch and a wide lacy edging. The shawl, in Black, Foliage and Silver Service, is perfect over nearly any outfit – and can be used as an extra layer of warmth at home – or over a coat going to work.
And for those of you heading to a baby shower, it’s Snowflake, Brenda Lewis’ knitted baby dolman and hat in Spa. Brenda held two strands of Spa Ocean and Soft Sunshine together to get the bi-color look. It’s a super-easy pattern, all done in seed stitch.