Thursday, July 31, 2014

Traveling, Interviews, Book Signings, and Classes This Week!

What an amazing couple of weeks I have had! I hope to blog about more of the details of my trip to Manchester, NH for the Knit and Crochet Show last week, but I am still recovering from the lack of sleep and time change (and lamely forgot to take any pics).

My Reversible Intarsia Make'n'Take at the Knit and Crochet Show
Photo ©Crochet Guild of America (via Facebook)
"Let me sum up..." 5 exhilarating days. 8 awesome classes. 2 exciting book signings. 1 well attended make'n'take I taught on Reversible Intarsia (above). And I still managed to visit at least a little with nearly all of the friends I wanted to see, and make several new ones. The best part of these shows is getting to know fellow designers, especially those whose books I have on my shelves. I'd met each of these awesome ladies once before, but we really got to hang out during the Saturday night banquet celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the CGOA.
Me with Linda Permann and Shelby Allaho
(Shelby's hubby took this pic for us)
Now I'm back home, and this morning I had my first online interview on Planet Purl (you can listen to the whole interview here). I have to admit I was really nervous! But once we got chatting, Beth Moriarty made me so comfortable, it was easy. Although it probably helped that when we did our sound check yesterday I told her, "We'll be talking about me tomorrow, so tell me how you got into this business?", and proceeded to pretty much interview her (without anyone listening of course).

Next up, re-packing samples for my next big book event a Nitroknitters in Beaverton Oregon this Saturday. I will be hanging out at the shop with my full trunk show (all 10 blankets from the book), teaching classes, signing books, and doing demos from 10am until 5pm. Please check my Book Tour and Classes Page for all the details!

There are still a few spots for the classes on my "Forget-me-Knot" Shawl and Basic Intro to Reversible Intarsia (which will be the same as the make-n-take I taught last week, a coaster-sized version of the 1st square in my book Reversible Color Crochet). Or just come by for one of the book signings. If I can get the recipe from my friend who made the DELICIOUS Cinnamon "Breakfast Bundt Cake" for my book launch party, I'll bring one of those to share with anyone who comes out for the morning book signing! Hope to see you then!

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