Stitches Midwest starts in just a few days! I am beyond excited but so much has been going on I’ve barely had time to prepare. I made that a priority this past weekend (after a long afternoon working on my mysterious project).
Step One was knitting the swatches for the beading class. I’m taking Be a Bead-knitting ‘Show Off’ with Betsy Hershberg which I think will be an awesome class on beading. I wavered a lot on whether to take a 3-hour class (rather than a market class) but after emailing with the teacher, I felt it would be perfect and advance my design skills.
Step Two was doing some Ravelry surfing. I looked through my favorited patterns and those I had queued with0ut yarn matched up. They’re not patterns I’m absolutely committed to finding yarn for, just thoughts. I find it helps me focus on what I’m interested in knitting right now. I also decided on some yarn I already have in stash that I’d like to find beads for. That would be the picture above – although its a more silverly blue in person. It’s laceweight alpaca and I’d like to knit a cowl from it.
Step Three was lists. You know me, I like my lists. Very important – list of food options. I also highlighted the vendor map with those that are participating in the stitch marker swap. Then some packing lists so I (hopefully) don’t forget anything. Lastly, a list of prompts for our car game of ‘Would You Rather’ based on a thread from the PraireGirls Podcast Rav group last year. I also have a list of what I still want to get done this week.
Step. . .just kidding. I already had these done. I spent a Saturday a couple weeks ago with friends making stitch markers for the swap. I will most definitely post what stitch markers I come back with!