This past weekend I attended a knitters retreat sponsored by Marji’s Yarncrafts in Granby. I’ve been going to this event for several years and have to say that I enjoy it a lot more than when it was sponsored by the now closed Wool Connection in Avon. Saturday, I took a class on Celtic Cables with Melissa Leapman who is a really awesome and funny teacher. On Sunday, I took a class on borders and finishing techniques with Candace Strick, who is also really helpful and patient.
The best part of the weekend, though, was not the classes themselves but the jokes that Candace told during the breaks in between classes. The funniest were a collection of Gentile jokes which I’d never heard before, and being a goy, found absolutely hilarious and dead-on.
Something else I learned about that is really cool is a crochet coral reef project created by the Institute of Figuring in New York. Apparently, this is a touring exhibit that includes workshops on how to crochet similar sculptures. Next stop the Wadsworth or NBMAA?