On Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the Tigard Crochet and Knitting Guild's Knit-out and Crochet Event, held every year at the Tigard Library. They set up tables where experienced crocheters and knitters are available to teach newbies, and advertise it for the community. Each newbie received a skein of yarn, hook or needles, and a ticket for door prizes that were drawn throughout the afternoon (including copies of each of my books).
I got several of my friends and even my Dad to come down from Vancouver. One crocheting friend brought her knitting sister, and they each spent the afternoon learning the other's skill. She was a quick study, so once the sister got started on a dc-ch1-dc mesh scarf (using the pattern provided by the event), I helped her start adding her initials in Filet Crochet just to keep it interesting!
|Dad's "G" graph, and first attempt (upper left). Helped him smoothing out
lines between color changes with the technique in my book.
|Bunny needed a sweater!
|A bit blurry, but had to show the crocheted lizard harness in action!