Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tour Tuesday: Astoria Stitchfest and Yarnie Evening in Portland

There are just a couple of days left to sign up for my classes at Astoria Stitchfest this coming weekend! Hurry and reserve your spot. What a great excuse to come out to the coast for the day, or for the whole weekend (they have nearby hotel info on the webpage). You can still register online today and tomorrow! Jump on this great opportunity!

I am excited to teach at my first Retreat. Two days of teaching including Where to Stick It and Edgeless Cables on Saturday, and Introduction to Reversible Intarsia on Sunday! This is a rare opportunity to learn the technique featured in my new book, as it is only the 2nd time I am teaching the all-day class. There are also 3 great knitting instructors if you want to try something besides crochet.

The weekend will kick off Friday with an "I Love Yarn Day" gathering at 2pm followed by StitchFeast in the evening: dinner at Baked Alaska, including book signing and fashion show (with my designs from Vogue and the covers of CrochetMore and Crochet!). This is the first year the Astoria Fiber Arts Academy is putting on a knitting and crochet retreat, so sign-ups have been a little slow. I am hoping a few more folks will decide it's a great way to spend the weekend at the last minute, so they can really make a go of this new event!

So, go sign up now! You know you want to come out to the coast (and see the Goonies house while you're at it).
(photo courtesy of my friend Carrie who visited recently)
But first this Thursday evening 5pm-9pm, I will be at Fluevog Shoes and Boots in Portland for their "Yarnie Evening" featuring local designers and yarn! We will be yarn bombing the entire store with crochet and knit (including samples from my book). Many designers and crafters will be on site with wares to share and sell including Me, Stephania of 3 Fates Yarns, Ariel of Stariel Knits, designer and published knit author Theressa Silver, designer Nance, the crafty Lee Meredith, and the infamous Larissa Brown. Creativity and inspiration will surely strike you as your make your way through the event with an adult beverage and snacks. Come on down!

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